A Mafia fugitive on the lam for 20 years is no longer running, thanks to Google.
Gioacchino Gammino’s past finally caught up with him after detectives saw him on Google Street View.
Gammino, who was the head of the Stidda mafia group in Sicily, according to La Repubblica, fled Italy two decades ago after escaping from Rome’s Rebibbia prison.
He eventually made Spain his home, where he changed his name to Manuel, found work as a chef, and opened a shop that sells fruits and vegetables – the last place one would expect to find a convicted killer.
But hawk-eyed Italian police stumbled upon an image on Google Maps showing a man outside a store called El Huerto de Manu, which translates to Manu’s Orchard, in the town of Galapagar.
Upon further investigation, they matched that image with a Facebook photo of a man with a distinctive scar on his chin wearing chef’s whites outside a nearby restaurant called La Cocina de Manu (Manu’s Kitchen).