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'Mafia boss' swindles drinks from bar

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'Mafia boss' swindles drinks from bar
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09:40 CET+01:00
A man from Battipaglia, near the southern Italian city of Salerno, was arrested after telling a barman he was a mafia chief in order to get free drinks and croissants.

Ubaldo Citarella, 52, allegedly “boasted for days” to the bartender that he was a mafia boss from the Camorra clan, all the while “eating croissants and drinking coffee and soft drinks”, Corriere reported.

He even backed up the story by leaving a bottle of petrol outside the bar in Battipaglia in response to a request to pay.

The bartender eventually grew tired of the abuses and reported Citarella to the police, who later arrested him.

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