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In this image taken from a video fugitive ‘Ndrangheta mob boss Antonio Pelle comes out of the closet to surrender himself after five years on the lam, in Reggio Calabria, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Video released Wednesday by police shows the fugitive, Antonio Pelle, climbing out from behind a wardrobe in his house in the southern Calabrian region. Pelle is considered the boss of the Pelle-Romeo clan, whose long-running feud with the Nirta-Strangio family erupted in a bloody vendetta in Germany in 2007. (Italian Police via AP)

One of Italy's most dangerous mob bosses was found in a bunker in his home



Not exactly a "Godfather" end to his story. 

Italian police arrested 'ndrangheta mob boss Antonio Pelle after finding him at home, stowed away in a bunker between a bathroom and his son's bedroom. 

Pelle was on the Italian Interior Ministry's list of most dangerous mob fugitives. He was serving a 20-year prison sentence for mafia associations and arms and drug trafficking when he escaped from a hospital. 

Pelle is a head of the Pelle-Vottari clan, which is active in the Italian region of Calabria (the toe of the boot) in the town of San Luca. 

Pelle's clan has historically been fighting with other clans in the Mafia. Six Italians were shot dead in a restaurant in Germany in connection to this conflict. 

Probably not how a dangerous criminal envisioned himself being captured. 

Many online familiar with Pelle are bemused by the circumstances of his capture. 


For more, check out tonight's 60 Second Circa. 

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