“Crazy Joe” Gallo was an Italian-American mobster of the Colombo crime family of New York City. His headquarters was an apartment on President Street in Brooklyn, dubbed “The Dormitory”, where Gallo allegedly kept a pet lion named Cleo in the basement.

They used to feed the lion raw meat and they would bring people down to the basement who were late on loan payments to them and would scare their victims by rattling the chains or provoking the lion to roar. According to Frank Dimatteo, no person ever got fed to it.


Based on a True Story Vol. 1-2 Kickstarter

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