Imprisoned mobster Renato Vallanzasca allegedly nicked two pairs of boxer shorts from a supermarket while on day release to work in a leather shop as reported by ANSA: "Vallanzasca said he was "stitched up" by authorities because he soon would have become eligible for release for good behaviour." The former boss of the Milan underworld is serving a life term for mutiple murders.
Last year the 63-year-old was accused of using his wife Antonella D'Agostino to launch a mozzarella business with the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia according to Italian police as reported by ANSA.
Vallanzasca isn't the first reputed mobster accused of taking a five-finger discount.
Reputed Colombo mobster Angelo Spato was charged last year for allegedly "shoplifting lighting equipment valued at $164 from a Home Depot in Brooklyn" as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News, and in March 2011 Nicola Cortese, a reputed soldier in the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia, was sentenced to seven months after surveillance video from Canadian Tire in Montreal showed him nicking items as then reported by Paul Cherry for The Gazette: "Cortese tried to steal a handgun holster, an ammunition pouch for 12-gauge shotgun shells, a black balaclava and another item."
Some people just can't stand to pay full retail.