They always spaghetti their man.Italian authorities finally tracked down Antonio Pelle, finding the notorious mob boss tucked inside a secret chamber built between a bathroom and his son's bedroom.


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  • It’s unclear if mob boss Antonio Pelle fell for the classic police tactic, “Knock, knock, who’s there?”

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  • Before his escape from a hospital five years ago, the mouse-like Mafioso was serving a 20-year prison sentence for mafia association and arms and drug trafficking. A gun fight between his organization, the Pelle-Vottari clan, and the rival Nirta-Strangio mob left six gangsters dead in Duisburg, Germany.
  • Pelle had been listed on the Interior Ministry's list of most dangerous mob fugitives when he was discovered inside his southern Italy home.

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  • Fortunately, Pelle was dressed comfortably in jeans ideal for climbing down from a closet.

      (POLICE PRESS OFFICE/AP)
  • Inside the bunker, police found cash, a small fan, toilet paper and several empty bottles of Coca-Cola.