Police arrested a pair of Italian brothers at an incident in a Hayling Island Pizza shop in the early hours of this morning.
The brothers, Guiseppe and Guillermo Goombah, who gave home addresses in the city of Palermo, on the island of Sicily were arrested for intimidating customers and staff at the Ali Bullo Pizza, Kebab, Fried Chicken and Fish and Chip Emporium, close by the beach.
Guiseppe apparently installed himself by the shop's entrance where he swung a baseball bat around and told potential customers as they approached the shop that they didn't really want pizza tonight. They might have thought they did, but they really didn't. So maybe turning away would be a good idea. For health reasons.
Meanwhile, the other Goombah brother, Guillermo, intimidated customers standing in line by waving around a pair of seemingly bloodstained pliers whilst mumbling about how he really enjoyed pulling the teeth of people who ate pizza. He was also observed making his hand into a pistol shape and firing imaginary bullets at terrified staff, many of whom were moonlighting to supplement their unemployment benefits and being paid cash in hand.
Eventually police were called, and the men arrested and detained for questioning. Store owner, Ali Bullo showed up a few minutes later and alleged that the Sicilian pair were Mafia members in the employ of one Don Fredo Fusilli of the 'Fusilli Mozzarella And Meatball Corporation' of Palermo, Sicily, which he insisted was merely a front for the Mafia. He explained further that the Goombah Brothers were putting the squeeze on the Ali Bullo organization because they had refused to pay them protection money.
Ali Bullo's chain of pizza and kebab shops hit the headlines earlier this week when the entrepreneur introduced 'The Full English Breakfast Pizza' and 'The Sausage Mash And Beans Pizza.'
The dispute continues to simmer.
More as we get it.