John Gotti Jr. Stabbed, but His Story Questioned
He says he was trying to stop fight, police aren't so sure: source
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2013 11:57 AM CST
In this file photograph, John Gotti Jr. participates in a press conference for the film 'Gotti: Three Generations' at The Sheraton Hotel on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

(Newser) – The former boss of the Gambino crime family was stabbed Sunday night, but he claims he was doing something heroic, not criminal, at the time. Law enforcement sources tell the New York Daily News that John Gotti Jr. says he was trying to break up a fight in the parking lot of a CVS in Long Island when he was stabbed in the stomach. But an investigator says Gotti "wasn't very cooperative" when police, alerted by hospital staff due to the type of injury, questioned him. Now the Nassau County Police Department and the Nassau County District Attorney's office are investigating.

The law enforcement source says he's not so sure Gotti's telling the truth: "It’s hard to believe he would break up a fight between two strangers." And store employees tell CBS 2 they didn't notice anything going on in the parking lot and found no evidence, including on surveillance video, proving Gotti's story. Gotti's lawyer says he heard Gotti, who quit the mob in 1999 and reportedly now manages real estate properties on Long Island, is home and doing OK.

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Nov 13, 2013 8:17 AM CST
there is also something fishy about that stabbing. maybe I'm wrong but I thought once in the mob you are always in the mob. so maybe some one was trying to do a hit on him.
Nov 12, 2013 5:29 PM CST
These guys are just too much. Too much like the way they're portrayed in movies and on TV. Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano put John Gotti Sr. in prison with his testimony, then went into witness protection. Once there, he pulled a complete Henry Hill (Ray Liotta's character in Goodfellas). Suburban quietude drove him (Gravano) nuts, so he and his family (kids and all) set up a drug ring in their new location. Sammy just couldn't stay on the straight and narrow.
Nov 12, 2013 4:07 PM CST
I'm not sure what makes me uneasier, managing real estate properties on Long Island or being a mob don.