Tourist Should've Tried Asking Nicely Before Demanding A Free Cannoli At Knifepoint

No one is entitled to a free cannoli. But perhaps a polite request for such a treat would be a better way to go than demanding one at knifepoint in the wee hours of the morning. A man visiting Boston from Ireland celebrated his very recent arrival on our country’s shores by holding up a bakery to get his hands on a cannoli.

Cops say the man walked into the kitchen of the bakery around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, apparently led there by an intense craving for a cannoli, reports CBS Boston.

He picked up a knife and walked up to a worker, demanding she hand him the dessert. She complied and the man left — but he ignored the most important lesson we’ve learned from The Godfather. He took the cannoli, but he didn’t leave the knife.

Police arrested him in short order, perhaps even in mid-bite, right outside the bakery. They couldn’t find the knife, however.

The man had flown into Boston just a couple hours before for a two-week vacation. Taking in the local sights is one thing, but becoming a part of the local criminal system was probably not part of his plan. He had to give up his passport and was ordered to stay away from the bakery. No more cannolis for you, buddy.

Tourist’s Apparent Cannoli Craving Leads To Armed Robbery Charges In North End [CBS Boston]


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  1. wiggie2gone says:

    Leave the gun take the Canoli.

  2. limbodog says:

    We have places open at 3:30 AM in boston other than South Street Diner?

    • Bunnies Attack! says:

      Wasn’t open, he walked into the kitchen. Bakeries do their baking early early in the AM.

    • legotech says:

      Yeah, there’s one of the bakeries in the North End that was 24 hrs (at least it was when we had our business on N Margin St!) There’s the main st where the CVS is, if you are facing the CVS go to your right and take a left at that corner…there’s a KILLER deli on the next corner, take a right and walk until the street starts to curve…it’s the bakery that is on that curve that USED to be open 24 hrs, dunno if it is anymore.

      There used to be a donut shop in Eddie Everett square that was 24 hrs, and someplace in Chinatown (Used to be on midnight shift on the ambulance :)

  3. Sarek says:

    Hey, sometime you just gotta have a cannoli. Especially if it’s in the North End.

  4. selianth says:

    If it had been a florentine cannoli from Mike’s, that I would have understood.

  5. HogwartsProfessor says:

    I’ve never had a cannoli. Looks good.

    • Chairman-Meow says:

      Cannolis are wonderful if made properly. Some places try to use “other” fillings than Mascarpone cheese which to me is a criminal offense.

  6. chiieddy says:

    Wow, it wasn’t even from Mikes or Modern… if you’re going to do it, go for the best!

  7. dicobalt says:

    I have never had one of these before, but the pic makes them look knifeworthy.

  8. Press1forDialTone says:

    He should have had his US passport revoked for life and
    sent back to Ireland on the next flight in handcuffs.

    • NickRayko says:

      Passports! How do they work?

    • thomwithanh says:

      In Canada if a tourist pulls shit like this, they’re on the next plane home (or bus in the case of Americans)… no trial, no appeal – immediate deportation and a ten year entry ban.

      • Jane_Gage says:

        Free plane trip and cannoli?

        • Tedicles says:

          Not free by any means….usually you get the last-minute-highest-priced-seat on the plane. Have experience when someone got turned away from customs, and paid over $2,000 back to Europe for a tickets that was $700 round-trip….they just automatically bill your credit card after the fact

  9. sqeelar says:

    I believe etiquette demands a canon be used for cannoli.

  10. PeriMedic says:

    He, too, was robbed. I’ve never had a good cannoli in Boston. NYC and Virginia have the best.

    • bbb111 says:

      ” I’ve never had a good cannoli in Boston. ”

      Most of the touristy places are no longer run by Italians. You have to find a small local place that is still run by Italians who learned from Nonna. My favorite cannoli maker moved to the suburbs over twenty years ago.

    • Chairman-Meow says:

      No good Cannolis in Boston you say ? *shakes fist*

      Where did you buy yours, in Faneuil Hall or some other tourist trap ?

      Here, let me escort you to 257 Hanover Street my dear. I will gladly teach you what a decent Cannoli is all about. Oh what’s that ? Oh, that’s a Lobster Tail. They are even better than Cannolis.

  11. dolemite says:

    Seems like a lean punishment. Threaten someone’s life, rob them and you simply lose your passport?

  12. perruptor says:

    “Taking in the local sights is one thing, but becoming a part of the local criminal system was probably not part of his plan.”

    It clearly was not, unless the Winter Hill Gang told him to rob the bakery of a cannoli. Or perhaps you meant the local criminal justice system?

  13. july18 says:

    after 15 years in bean-town – this is no surprise – some of the most obnoxious, annoying, angry reps of the emerald isle make this look like child’s play

  14. Rhinoguy says:

    So the plan is: buy a one way ticket to America. Rob a bakery of the best cannolis in town. Snarf fast. On your LAST day of your planned stay. Let Uncle Sam buy you a ticket home. You weren’t planning on coming back here anyway, were you?

  15. abruke says:

    Please…Boston Cannolis?That’s like waxing hungrily for a knish made in Memphis…
    Come on down to Mulberry St., get the real stuff!

  16. Harry Greek says:

    In NYC, if you want a good cannoli, you don’t head out at 3am. The best ones are made fresh and served at normal business hours.

  17. daveinva says:

    Before I even clicked on the story, somehow I just knew it was going to be Bova’s.

    Dang it, now I want a Bova’s cannoli…