South Jersey Mansion Mobster Al Capone Used to Hide Out for Sale
Think The Sopranos told twisted mob stories? This one is stranger than fiction. Evidently, Al Capone used to hide out in a mansion in South Jersey.
A property in the small town of Pine Hill in Camden County, now on the market for $1.75 million, was reportedly a safe haven for the mob boss in 1920's, according to Jackie Souders, a real estate agent who wrote a book about the area's history. The mansion was owned by a friend of another well-known mobster, Nucky Johnson, who was famously portrayed by Steve Buscemi in the TV series Boardwalk Empire, reports NJ.com.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the 6,500-sq. ft. home is an 18x18 room allegedly built as a safe. A safe room or a safe for MONEY? Both?
I can't believe I grew up my whole life one town over from Pine Hill and never knew about this mansion's infamy. But I find myself still discovering a lot about the part that's known as Pine Valley, near the super exclusive (and often celebrity-visited) golf course.