How did Al Capone get his scar?


Al Capone, the gangster with a nickname of "Scarface," got the three scars on the left side of his face during a fight with Frank Galluccio in a New York nightclub. Capone was working as a bouncer at the club.

The fight occurred in 1917 after Capone insulted Galuccio's sister, Lena, and did not apologize in time before Galluccio attacked him with a knife. The injury required up to 30 stitches at Coney Island Hospital. According to the Chicago Historical Society, Capone was part of the Five Points gang in Manhattan at the time of the attack. He was working at the Harvard Inn dive club owned by New York crime boss Frankie Yale.

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