Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll managed to bully his way into the control of some sections of Harlem and the Bronx that were previously controlled by Dutch Shultz. He soon owned a number of bars, not by purchasing them but by telling the previous owners they would be killed if they did not leave New York. Given Vincent’s reputation and track record, most left. Vincent was fast becoming a major player in the New York criminal landscape. However, he was also becoming an inconvenience for the New York criminal fraternity. Violence was part of everyday life but only if it was good for business and, for many, Vincent was bad for profits.