The grave of notorious Chicago mobster, Al Capone, was defaced by vandals spray-painting the word “evil” in bold letters in suburban Hillside.
The whole Capone family was laid to rest in the Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in the Hillside neighborhood of Chicago, where the defaced tomb was found on November 23 at around 1 pm. The grave’s target is unknown, and no suspects are in jail, but the graffiti was taken off that same day, according to Hillside police.
An image of Al Capone’s tomb plaque with the word “Evil” spray-painted on it was initially shared on the Chicago History Instagram feed. Although what appears to be red paint flecks were still on the tomb on Sunday afternoon. Al Capone’s belongings, including his favorite rifle, were auctioned off in 2021 and brought in more than $3.1 million. More than 1,200 bidders from all 50 states and numerous nations participated in the auction.
About Al Capone
He moved from New York to Chicago to work as a bouncer in a brothel when he was 20 years old. Following his long criminal career in the city, he died at the age of 48. Capone gained notoriety, primarily through the illegal sale of alcohol during Prohibition. During the early 1920s in the US, he personified organized crime and was a contentious figure.
Capone, an Italian immigrant who was born in Brooklyn in 1899, was influenced to lead a life of crime by his friend, Johnny Torrio. Al Capone, a criminal lord who climbed to the top of the Chicago mob at the age of 26, became one of the most dreaded men in the US.
His campaign of extortion and murder had an impact on politics. After being attacked as a youth and having his left cheek scarred, Capone earned the moniker “Scarface” and amassed fortune as the ruthless boss of the Chicago Outfit. Capone would bomb the stores of those who refused to submit to The Outfit’s protection rackets, which had ties throughout the US and engaged in smuggling and bootlegging.
He married Mae Coughlin in 1918 and their son Sonny was born on December 4 of the same year. His involvement in the mob scene culminated in the 1929 St Valentine’s Day Massacre, which resulted in the death of 7 members in another gang, making Capone Public Enemy Number One.
He was convicted of 22 counts of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to 11 years in prison. Then he spent seven years in Alcatraz prison on San Francisco’s island fortress in 1934. At the age of 48, he developed dementia from syphilis, resulting in his death in 1947.
The life of Al Capone has been depicted in numerous films, or it has been the subject of many movies. Some of the many films in this category are Scarface, starring Al Pacino, or Capone, starring Tom Hardy.