News Paramedic accused of stealing James Gandolfini’s Rolex as he lay dying

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    What a bada-bastard!

    A paramedic has been accused of swiping James Gandolfini‘s $3,000 Rolex as the actor lay dying from a massive heart attack.

    Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, allegedly stole the Submariner watch from “The Sopranos” star after he collapsed in the Boscolo Luxury Hotel Exedra in Rome during a family trip in June 2013, according to NBC News.

    He was rushing Gandolfini to the hospital that night when the timepiece disappeared, though it is unclear if it vanished from his hotel room or while the actor was wearing it.

    The 51-year-old New Jersey native had been found unconscious on the bathroom floor by his teenage son. He was pronounced dead 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

    Bevilacqua was not present during his case’s first hearing on Monday, during which an Italian judge postponed the start of his trial until November.

    Prosecutors claim he pocketed Gandolfini’s Rolex while other paramedics were fighting to revive the actor.

    Two members of the Boscolo Hotel’s security team later noticed the watch was missing and alerted authorities.

    Michael Kobold — a close friend of Gandolfini’s who served as a spokesman for his family in the wake of his death — recalled Tuesday how they never imagined anyone would actually be brought to justice.

    “I never thought they would get this guy,” he told The Post. “I was representing [Gandolfini’s] family and all we knew at the time was that his Rolex was stolen. I left everything in the hands of the head of security at the US Embassy there in Italy, but we had our doubts.”

    Kobold said that after the actor’s death, his family reported the Rolex stolen and filed and insurance claim.

    “At the end of the day it was just a watch, why spend so much time and energy on finding it, much less the guy who stole it?” he remembered thinking. “It goes to show you, the wheels of justice turn slowly sometimes. You never know what’s gonna happen. I’m just glad they got him.”

    Kobold now hopes the judge throws the book at Bevilacqua for what he allegedly did during Gandolfini’s final moments.

    “What he is accused of doing is about as low as someone can stoop in my mind, especially if you’re paid to be there as a paramedic,” he said. “Have some decency. Do your job and get on with it.”

    Kobold said he didn’t know if the Rolex that was snatched from Gandolfini was a gift or just something he bought for himself.

    “He had many watches,” he said. “He was a watch collector.”
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    the paramedic had to be white
     
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    $3000.00 Rolex? If Jimmy had a Rolex might want to add a Zero to that number. For that dollar amount you're stealing an Omega off the courpse
     
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    I dont blame him.
     
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    A lot of paramedics are fckn theives
     
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    Tony Soprano would've approved.
     
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    So you choose a career field to help people, then steal shit while they lay dying.

    :bigthink
     
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    Damn, Tony Soprano cucked as he lay dying.
     
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    It fell off the truck
     
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    can you fit in the truck tho? :munch:
     
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    Here's a tip for the Dawg Shed. Don't die with your jewelry on.
     
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    Neg reps, homo pic, shit posts, cadillac. that kids a fucking fag
     
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    To the tune of time bomb?
     
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    Stealing is Italy's national pastime.
     
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    The watch was cutting off his circulat...

    Wait, what?!!!

    -_-
     
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    ...the guy probably didnt know he was a famous person with friends that had pull. heres a rolex submariner.

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    Wtf is that AV? :jj:
     
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    I get sad when I'm reminded that Tony Soprano is dead :(

    Thanks OP.
     
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