Life imitates cliched art: Mafia killer fed screaming rival to killer pigs
It’s now a cliche due to James Bond movies, gangster movies and other films that a mafia boss is brutal and a bad, evil guy will feed his enemy to something that can eat him alive. Here’s life imitating cliched Hollywood art:
An Italian mobster fed a rival gangster to starving pigs — and then marveled at how the victim screamed and how the swine gorged themselves, police say.
The gruesome tale — right out the movie “Hannibal” — came to light when police released a wiretapped phone call by Simone Pepe, a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, the most powerful and violent of Italy’s four Mafias.
The caller recounts how he used an iron bar to beat Francesco Raccosta, a member of another family in the Calabrian region, and then threw him into a sty.
“It was so satisfying hearing him scream … mamma mia, he could scream!” he said, adding that there wasn’t “a thing left” after the feeding frenzy.
“People say sometimes they [the pigs] leave something,” he added.
Perhaps pigs are really into Italian food.