Just a few examples and how they got theirs
Al "Scarface" Capone
Al Capone got his nickname after having his face slashed open with a broken bottle at the Harvard Inn bar in Coney Island.
Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman
Israel "Ice Pick Willie" Alderman (sixth from left) worked as a ruthless mob enforcer in Minneapolis — with his penchant for jabbing his namesake into a victim’s brain through their ear canal. Similar to Al Capone, Alderman was incarcerated for tax evasion — rather than his gruesome crimes.
Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll
Irish-born New Yorker Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was a hitman for the mob in the 1920s and 1930s. Vincent was notorious for kidnapping other gangsters for ransom money and his nickname resulted from one such kidnapping attempt in 1931.
Philip "The Chicken Man" Testa
Philip "The Chicken Man" Testa was briefly the leader of the Philadelphia crime family. He garnered his nickname because of his involvement in the poultry business.
Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova
Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova was born in Corleone, Sicily — like The Godfather, himself. After moving to New York in 1893, he ventured into organized crime during a power vacuum and took over the Morello family. Mac gets a nickname
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Probably big Pauly lmao
already knew that lol!