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Offline Bass

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My mother and her husband, Ed, just had a nerve-wracking experience on a trip to Italy.  Apparently Whitey Bulger, infamous Boston mobster who is on the FBI top 10 list, was recently spotted in somewhere in Italy with his main squeeze.  Ed bears a striking resemblance to Whitey:

 
Bulger

          
             Ed

Ed, and my mom, were riding in the airport rental car shuttle in Naples, when the driver believed he had the notorious gangster (and a fat reward).  The shuttle was stopped and all the passengers, except the unlucky couple were told to depart.  Police officers, several with automatic weapons, then stormed the van and surrounded my mom and Ed.  The police escorted them to a small security room in the airport where they were questioned for several hours.  My mom finally contacted the local American Consulate, and at the Consul's insistence, the police took fingerprints amd ran them through the FBI database and Interpol.  A couple of hours later, the Naples police reluctantly allowed them to finally continue on their trip, with apologies.  My mom and Ed are in their mid-80's.

Planning an "escaped fugitive" party for their return, complete with prison stripes and fake I.D.'s.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2008 01:24:09 »
Oh My Gawwdddd!!!  How horrifying!  Your poor mom and Ed!  How are they now? 

Hope they're able to enjoy the rest of their trip.  Perhaps Ed should have a T-shirt made that says "Don't call police - I'm NOT Whitey Bulger!"
 

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« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2008 01:37:05 »
OH MY GOODNESS... I don't think they look alike at all!! LOL... But that is truly scary!

Oh My what a treasure for the scrap books! LOL! .. Sorry but I know they must have been horrified, but at the same time... How are they feeling now!! I think those people need there eyes tested!..Hee hee! A escaped fugitive party sounds divine... LOL.. and fun as heck! LOL Don't forget the yellow ribbons and the " Ive done my time I'm comming home and Iv'e got to know what is and isn't mine... Now if I don't see a ribbon round the old oak tree...I'll get on the bus forget about us and put the blame on meeeeee...If I don't see a yellow ribbon round... the old oak tree!"
 

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« Reply #3 on: 26/03/2008 03:31:51 »
This happened a few days ago, so even they are laughing about it now (probably not so funny at the time). 

Course, now that it's over with no harm done, I find it hilarious.

Due back in a couple of days.  Thought we might sponsor a Whitey lookalike contest.  Yellow ribbons- hadn't thought of that- great idea.
« Last Edit: 26/03/2008 03:40:14 by Bass »
 

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« Reply #4 on: 26/03/2008 04:25:11 »
hey Bass... from this day v forward you should never call you dad anything but  "Whitey!" LOL!!

 New nickname! hee hee....
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/03/2008 07:57:07 »
How interesting that it was the shuttle driver. Or is that really all he is? I reckon he's a security agent working there to keep an eye on who was coming through the airport. It's a dead cert that the British security services have agents doing that sort of thing.
 

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