Episode #40: “Hide in Plain Sight”, from True’s 8 March 2009 issue.
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Hide in Plain Sight
A customer at a pizza joint in Palm Coast, Fla., complained about how his calzone was prepared. Rather than fix it, Richard Phinney says, the restaurant owner pistol-whipped him. When police arrived, owner Joseph Milano, 40, claimed Phinney attacked him, and noted that unfortunately, his security cameras had already been turned off for the night. When officers checked the cameras, they discovered the attack had been recorded, and it showed Milano had attacked Phinney. When confronted with that evidence, police say, Milano admitted the attack and was arrested for assault. And then it gets interesting: a newspaper reporter checked Milano out and discovered that he is actually Joey Calco, a mafia hit man for the Bonanno crime family who is in the federal Witness Protection Program after helping the feds bust his boss. The name of his restaurant: Goomba’s. (Daytona Beach News-Journal, New York Daily News) …The name of his next restaurant: Moron’s.
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