The life of a mob-man cannot be easy. You are constantly on the run from the law, you don’t know if you can trust your own people, and you have to have one eye on your back. Life is strange when you are a gangster, you have a lot of power and respect, but it is all stemming from a place of fear. You are considered a bad person, even if life has forced you into this path. What makes the situation even worse is if you have a really funny nickname. You tend to have a temper as a gangster, and hearing people call you funny names might not be easy to digest. Here are some of the strangest, funniest and weirdest nicknames actual gangsters had.
“Scarface” Al Capone
Al Capone got the name “Scarface” after he got into a brawl with a man named Frank Gallucio who slashed his face three times with a knife. Al Capone was one of the most dangerous gangsters of all-time and this nickname almost became legendary.
Thomas “Butterfingers” Moran
No one likes to be called “Butterfingers”, least of all gangsters. This guy though, got the nickname in a positive light. Apparently he was a really good pickpocket who could slide into a man’s pocket like a knife through butter.