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Edward Graziano offers $13.06 gift card to Westshore Pizza to have his wife murdered

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I could care less about Hulk Hogan, his wife or their nickle-dick son. So I didn’t know who Edward Graziano was when I read of his arrest today for attempting to hire someone to murder his wife. And I still don’t care who he is, but what struck me is that he offerred a $13.06 gift card to Westshore Pizza as part of the deal to have his wife murdered.Now, I’ve eaten at Westshore Pizza. I frequently ordered their Chef’s Salad because they never skimped on the cold cuts. It’s a great salad, but I don’t think I would murder anyone for it. I keep trying to imagine the dialogue that led to a $13.06 gift card being tossed to seal the deal:

Hitman: “No, I can’t do it. I just can’t kill your wife for only twenty-one hundred dollars. That’s not enough.”
Graziano: “Okay, fine, what if I give you this gift card to Westshore Pizza for thirteen dollars AND six cents — more than enough for a chicken parm.”
Hitman: “Wow, what a deal, Mr. Graziano. First, I’ll get a slice and then whack your wife.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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