So what ABOUT BENNY..Superhero, Food Devil, Troubleshooter, Grand-Papa Well if you been lucky or unlucky enough to know Benny, you will have your own story to tell about him and we want you to POST your story right here.
First why this blog about him. Well, he and I were crazy enough to end up as guests on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on November 25, 2013 in a segment called “Cut the Creep”, in regards to keeping off the added weight gain during the holidays. I’m a fan of the show and it resonated with me not only because of holiday weight gain but the truth that Benny romances me with food all year and in the 20 years we’ve been together, I’ve gained over 30 pounds. Anyway, enough about me. Benny was invited on to the show with me because I called him my “Food Devil.” All he did was sit in the background on the set of the Today Show and eat a piece of pumpkin pie and he quickly had a fan club of many followers. All he had to do was EAT A PIECE OF PIE…Anyway, I knew he was a STAR to begin with. He’s been more than a STAR in my life and the lives of many others. You see, Benny was and is a HERO, rather SUPERHERO Retired cop with lots of stories to tell including the most famous case of the arrest of the Frank Lucas family and gang in the early 1970’s. You may have seen the movie, American Gangster starring Denzil Washington and Russell Crowe. That movie was loosely based on the story of Frank Lucas and the Country Boys and their arrests by 3 hero undercover detectives, Benny Abruzzo, Alvin Spearman and Eddie Jones also known as the Z TEAM.
What does this story and Benny eating a piece of pie have to do with one another, well keep coming back for more true stories ABOUT BENNY.