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Seems like no matter how much you try to gentrify the borough that begot the Notorious B.I.G., Mike Tyson, and Michael Jordan (yes, we’re claiming him too), remnants of the old Brooklyn way of life just keep washing up on shore… literally.

On Monday morning the body of who is being described as a 28-year-old man who was wrapped in black plastic bags with his arms tied around his back, and his feet dipped in the latest in cement footwear fashion was discovered near Oriental Boulevard in Brooklyn, NY.

According to DNAinfo, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce confirmed that the age-old mafia practice of having someone’s feet “submerged in poured concrete” was the method used in what he’s calling “obviously a homicide.”

Reports DNAInfo:

Law enforcement sources added that they have tentatively identified the victim through fingerprints and tattoos, and Boyce said Tuesday at the NYPD’s monthly crime briefing that the victim had a “substantial” tattoo on his back of the Virgin Mary holding a rose.

The victim, whose identity has been withheld pending family notification, has a criminal history for fraud and narcotics, sources said.

He also survived another shooting earlier this year, according to sources. 

While the cement boots technique is used to ensure that a body is never seen again, Chief of Detectives Boyce declared, “They botched the cement shoe job because air got in and he floated to the surface.”

From getting fitted for air cements to getting robbed and fighting for your Cement Airs, you never know what situation you’ll find yourself in when in Brooklyn.

Seriously though, this is a bad look for all parties involved. No suspects have yet been apprehended.


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