Talk:Mad Dog Coll

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Drive by murder[edit]

The murder of the 5 year old boy actually had nothing at all to do with Vince Coll or Dutch Schultz. If you read the newspaper articles and trial documents (you can search the NY times database), you find that the confusion began when a burgler decided to tell the police he knew who did the crime to escape conviction. He said it was members of the Vince Coll gang, but identified Mike Coppola (a Luciano man). Schultz's name became involved because they say in the initial article that the men were looking for Joey Rao whow as falsely assumed to be a Schultz man(he also worked for Luciano).

Admittedly Copolla had shot Rao a year earlier during the masseria-maranzano mafia war when they were on opposite sides. But anyway the man shot at was one Anthony Trobino an alleged narcotics dealer, which just adds to the notion it was a Luciano affair. Joey Rao wasn't even present. In an ironic twist Joey Rao and Mike Coppola would go on to become great friends and co-defendants in a murder case years later. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.215.252.167 (talkcontribs)

In several articles written about Vincent Coll it states that his whole family was either dead or ran away. Which is wrong. Vincent had two sisters Tessy who did die and his older sister Florence who happens to be my grandmother and who also raised him for a short time. And of course his brother Peter. If you look at the grave site were Peter and Vincent are burried you will also see that Florence Reddan is also listed there. We (my brother and sister and myself) are the direct relatives of Vincent Coll. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.142.7.130 (talk) 23:33, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Why did Florence Reddan allow her two little brothers to be shipped off to the Loretto Orhanahe in Staten Island. She was already an adult and could have taken care of them? Answer by e mail pathcampbe @aol.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.255.92.151 (talk) 14:47, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

"The Gophers"[edit]

Changed "The Gophers" from a link to just plain text. The link went to a children's TV show, that Mad Dog Coll obviously had nothing to do with. Twfowler (talk) 16:50, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

"Sources"[edit]

It looks like most of this article is taken verbatim from the Life of Villains blog. Compare: http://lifeofvillains.blogspot.com/2009/09/gangster-profiles-mad-dog-coll.html. RickW7x2 (talk) 21:15, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

B-Class article?[edit]

This article has ZERO references: why is rated as B-class?? SteveStrummer (talk) 04:44, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Vincent Coll[edit]

Vincent Coll is a distant cousin of mine he is the grandson of Toll Coll from Gweedore in Co Donegal, so i was surprised that he has direct relatives from his sister, is there anyway of contacting these long lost cousins?

Annie1960 (talk) 03:38, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Vincent Coll's mother Anna Duncan was born in Dublin Ireland. She emigrated to New York with her family in 1882 when she was 9 years old. She met and married Anthony Coll in Brooklyn and they were married in 1892, living with Anna's family initially. Florence was born later that year and the three of them returned to Anthony's home in Donegal, Ireland in 1894. They spent the next 15 years in Donegal where the rest of the children, including Vincent, were born before the family emigrated back to New York in 1909. I'm Vincent Coll's second cousin related through his mother Anna Duncan. Skeogh (talk) 21:26, 10 February 2015 (UTC)