“Man O’ War” Escapes After Pistol Battle

Felix Boccichicco, Notorious Mt. Carmel Character is Sought by Authorities After Gun Battle with Police

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This post is copied from, or based on, the writings of Rick Grenda in his Facebook Group, About South Jersey.


Felix Boccichicco, Notorious Mt. Carmel Character is Sought by Authorities After Gun Battle with Police

Felix Boccicchio, 20, known throughout this region as “Man O’ War,” and termed by police a notorious character, is being sought by county and state authorities today after a gun battle which followed efforts of Mt. Carmel police to arrest him.

Boccicchio is wanted in Sunbury, where he is charged with pandering and where bond on which he was at liberty was forfeited.

Boccicchio came to Mt. Carmel last night and opened fire on police who sought to arrest him. He escaped during the resultant exchange of shots.


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