Fake Pizza Deliverymen Arrest Mafia Boss

Cops got creative to capture Camorra kingpin
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2016 12:11 AM CDT
Mafia Boss Arrested by Fake Pizza Deliverymen
Pizza was his downfall.   (AP Photo/Pizza Hut-HO)

A pizza- and soccer-loving Mafia boss in Naples is on his way to prison, not the Museum of Italian Stereotypes. Cops say 35-year-old Roberto Manganiello was arrested at his home Saturday night by police officers disguised as pizza deliverymen, AFP reports. He had been on the run since 2013 and was listed as one of Italy's 100 most dangerous criminals for crimes that included an alleged 2004 double murder that started a bloody feud in the Camorra Mafia clan. Police say he was running a drug and extortion racket from the home north of Naples, where he was arrested without incident after opening the door to the phony delivery boys. The Independent notes that after the arrest, Manganiello's day got even worse when his home team, Napoli, was beaten 2-0 by Inter Milan, ending its hopes of a first league title since 1990. (More Italy stories.)

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