No, this is NOT an April Fools joke.
I’d expect this shit from a drug bust in the hood. But in Italy?
Italian police discovered a bust of actor Al Pacino as the drugs boss “Scarface” when they raided the home of a suspected mafia drugs boss. Al Pacino played the role of Cuban drug kingpin Tony Montana in the 1983 film. Police said the model was found in the home of 34-year-old Carlo Padovani during a raid in Boscoreale, near Naples.
Mr Padovani is believed to be linked to three clans from the Camorra mafia which operates in the area. Police said he was in charge of managing the drugs trade which took place on a square in Boscoreale.
Mr Padovani was among 33 people detained in what police said was a drugs trade on an almost industrial scale, generating 17-18,000 euros (£14,181- £15,040) per day, and as much as 25,000 euros (£20,800) at weekends, according to Italy’s TG1.com. Police said children as young as six years of age were used as lookouts for drug pushers operating in the square.
Gives whole new meaning to the term drug “bust.” The police officer in the photo is a better man than me for keeping a straight face. If this had been discovered in some inner-city housing projects or at a rapper’s crib, it would be a non-story. All of us ghetto denizens have some kind of Scarface paraphernalia in our homes. Hell, I even named myself “Black Pacino” in honor of the legend himself. But there’s something comical about a real life gangster, especially a big-time mob boss, having a bust of a fictional gangster in his pad. Shows the universal appeal of Scarface.
I wonder how much Padovani paid for this piece of art and if he has so much money, why not go for the gusto and cop a full Tony Montana statue, complete with a machine gun? I would’ve. Matter of fact, why Scarface? Al Pacino also played Mafia don in The Godfather… why not get a bust of Michael Corleone? It’s more fitting for a mafioso, no?
Then again, why am I searching for logic in a story this ridiculous? I need to just chill out and appreciate the moment. Laughter is healthy.