You know recession has reached a new low level when two Italian plumbers from Brooklyn go to Staten Island to beat a cabbie and steal his cash. Which is more or less what happened at a petrol station last Halloween.
The two guys, dressed as Mario and Luigi, were in a taxi with two other individuals at around 4am. It was then when one of the passengers tried to get his hand into the driver's pocket, who stopped in a petrol station at 863 Arthur Kill Road in Great Kills, and asked them to pay and leave.
At that point Mario and Luigi got out of the car and started to beat the cabbie, perhaps thinking that gold coins were going to jump out of him. Idiots. Everybody knows that only works with bouncy brick blocks. [NY Daily News via Kotaku]
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