British Police have arrested New York mafia member Tony Lombasto – also known as ‘Soft Hands Tony’ working as a level 3 tennis coach in rural England. Tony Lombasto is responsible for killing 7 men and 1 woman and throwing their chopped up bodies into the Hudson River.
‘Soft Hands Tony’ was convicted of beating to death a rival mafia gang with a hammer in a Sicilian pasta restaurant more than 18 years ago. He was arrested by British police earlier this morning in a dawn raid, after detectives discovered he was working as a tennis coach at a tennis club in the heart of England.
Tony Lombasto, aged 57, fled from police custody more than 18 years ago after he was convicted of the multiple murders of 8 other people from a rival mafia gang in the Brooklyn Heights area of New York. The victim’s bodies were finally discovered in the Hudson River, all chopped up and tied up in several JC Penney shopping bags. ‘Soft Hands Tony’ was sentenced to 200 years in prison, but escaped from police custody by impersonating a woman and with a blonde wig.
Tony Lombasto managed to make his way to England by crossing the English Channel pretending to be a refugee from Somalia. Even though UK immigration failed to notice Tony Lombasto did not speak any Somali, the authorities gave him the right to remain in the UK. He then changed his name to Dominic Fitzgibbons, and took a job as a tennis coach at Long Mumbles Tennis Club in England and has remained there ever since. Over time, he grew in confidence that he would never be discovered, and even appeared in local newspapers adverts where he claimed “I can teach you how to hit the world’s greatest top spin lob.”
British detectives and mafia investigators from New York said they got a tip from a rival British tennis coach, which eventually led them to suspect that Tony Lombasto was hiding out in England, working as a tennis coach 5 days a week (not Sundays or Thursdays).
After British police managed to confirm Tony Lombastos identity, he was arrested whilst taking the ladies 2nd team training session on a Wednesday morning and will now await extradition back to New York.
‘Soft Hands Tony’ was considered a psychotic killer in the mid 1990s, caused by infighting between various Mafia gangs which killed thousands of people. Tony Lombastos crime network had a global reach and he is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful mafia gangsters of all time.
After the shock arrest of Tony Lombasto at Long Mumbles Tennis Club, the World Tennis Federation interviewed members of the club to see if any of them knew they had a ‘killer’ in their midst.
Liz, captain iof the ladies 2nd team said “I thought he was a lovely man. He showed me how to hit a perfect overhead smash, but I did get worried when he occasionally said ‘I know where you live’, but I thought he was just flirting with me”.
Long Mumbles Tennis Club is now looking for a replacement tennis coach.