124 - Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 2

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Contract Killer Mad Dog Joe Sullivan - Part 2...

In part two of this two-part special, new father, 38-year-old Mad Dog Joe Sullivan soaks up some culture while honeymooning with his wife Gail. He then gets right back into knocking mobsters for "Fat Tony" Salerno and the Genovese family, including Mickey Spillane's top enforcer Tommy “The Greek” Kapatos, and Antonio Caponegro aka “Tony Bananas”. There was also a botched hit on Carmine “Lilo” Galante and a near miss on “Ol' Blue Eyes” himself, Frank Sinatra.

In the summer of 1978, Joe met with actor's Jon Voight and Robert Di Niro and directors Hal Ashby and John Hancock to discuss potential film projects.

After teaming up with some friends from the disco scene, Joe started sticking up payrolls and jewellery stores for a bit of a lark and some extra cash but ended up committing several murders of accomplices in bungled burglaries, before his last hit on “Johnny Flowers” Fiorino caused his dramatic capture.

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Aussie As: A Cairns couple are shocked when two gigantic scrub pythons come crashing through their ceiling mid-coitus.

Sources: Mobsters; Mad Dog Sullivan. www.biography.com. Tears and Tiers The Life and Times of Joseph"Mad Dog" Sullivan the only man to escape Attica Prison, the true story of a legend by Gail Sullivan. Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster by T.J. English. streetlogicblog.com June 16, 2017, Death of a Mad Dog, by T.J. English.Village Voice, Secrets of the Mob by Tom Robbins, May 8, 2007. Notorious Rochester mob hit man 'Mad Dog' Sullivan dies in prison. Gary Craig and Sean Lahman, Democrat and Chronicle Published, June 15, 2017. Salt Lake Tribune, Ex-mob hit man 'Mad Dog' Sullivan dies in NY state prison, June 16, 2017. The Irish Mob, Joseph Sullivan The Only Man To Escape From Attica by Owen Forsyth, February 21, 2019. britannica.com; Attica Correctional Facility by Linda Dailey Paulson. Archive.org; Attica Uprising, Official Report. mafia.wikia.org; Tony Salerno; Edward Cummiskey;Antonio Caponigro; Mickey Featherstone; Jimmy Coonan. CBC, The Fifth Estate, February 11, 2011

Sources Aussie As: White Rock ceiling cracks under weight of mating scrub pythons, by Chris Calcino, Cairns Post, 28/07/19. Huge mating pythons crash through ceiling as shocked couple watch on, by Melissa Buttigieg, Yahoo News, 28/07/19. Two Massive Snakes Just Fell Through A Queensland Ceiling After Rooting Too Hard by Lavender Baj, Pedestrian TV, 29/07/2019

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