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Show Me the Money!

A home-invasion robbery in North Providence, R.I., ended in the shooting of Richard Catalano, 26, and his mother; the man was killed, and his mother was left in critical condition. “They came into the house to steal his sneakers,” claimed Catalano’s girlfriend — Catalano collected sneakers, and had just come home from a “Sneaker Exchange” event. The woman, who didn’t want to be named, said the intruder was yelling “Where’s the money?” and then started shooting, but she repeated that it was “All over sneakers. What is this world coming to?” The intruder, identified by police as Dari Garcia, 24, shot himself in the face when confronted by police; it was left unclear whether it was a suicide attempt, or an accident. Meanwhile, another of Catalano’s friends, who also didn’t want to be named, suggested a more plausible motive for Garcia: earlier that evening, Catalano had posted a photo on Facebook showing a giant pile of cash, implying that it was his profits from the swap meet. (RC/WJAR Cranston) ...Well, he wasn’t yelling, “Where’s the shoes?”, was he?
Original Publication Date: 14 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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