Lions, Bears Removed From Gangster's Property


BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A notorious gangster known as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has been indicted for heading a gang charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, blackmail and illegally possessing weapons, but the public seems to be more interested in his pets: four lions and two bears....

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  • Lions, bears removed from gangster's property
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