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Lasagna Trail Leads Police to Fugitive in Italy

Associated Press

March 11, 2011

ROME (AP) – He avoided Italian police for a decade on the run, but couldn’t resist his wife’s lasagna. Police say Giancarlo Sabatini went into hiding in 2000, shortly after being given a 3-year, 8-month prison sentence in a cocaine trafficking case.

Acting on a tip, police staked out the homes of Sabatini’s wife and daughter Tuesday in Rocca Priora, a town near Rome. When they spied the daughter leaving her mother’s house and furtively dashing toward her home bearing a tray of lasagna, police, suspecting a secret guest, burst in and arrested Sabatini.

Many Italians prepare lasagna with meat sauce for lunch on the last Tuesday of Carnival. Police say Sabatini came from his hideout in Belgium to celebrate the last day before Lent with his family.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Curses...Chef Boyardee was on the case!

    Alright team, you all watch the house while I follow the woman carrying the Lasagna.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 3 years ago

    16562 Comments

    Bump K9GSD

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    The way to a man's heart is food, also apparently the way to jail for this particular man

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42828 Comments

    bump els98. Guess this guy never met a lasagna he didn't like either.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50896 Comments

    Wow ten years to figure this out. I guess for the first nine years the authorities were enjoying the last Tuesday of Carinval lasagna also.

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    els98

    over 3 years ago

    474 Comments

    Wonder if his nick name will be "Garfield"

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6836 Comments

    How many Italian criminals are done in by their love of pasta dishes? (That's probably how I'd get nabbed.)

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    tremor2

    over 3 years ago

    430 Comments

    And it took Italian "authorities" ten years to figure this out? And only after receiving a tip? No wonder the mafia enjoy so much leeway and freedom overseas!

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    "Lasagna to die for" is the old expression. At least let him have a "To Go" box of his wife's dish to take to jail. Now that's a Pasta Momma.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11216 Comments

    Done in by lasagna ......

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10636 Comments

    There's nothing like Mama's lasagna... LOL

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11356 Comments

    If it's that good, I would like to try some...

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    corylovesandrea

    over 3 years ago

    6224 Comments

    Hmm, wonder about that tip? Great work.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Good police work put the idiot behind bars.

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