Here is the first in a series of criminals I will be putting up over the coming months for use in your dirty little campaigns. Mickey Corcoran was the second character my brother and I played in the evolvement of the Dog Town, he was great, great fun.
Michael Terrence Corcoran cut his teeth on the tough streets of Jefferson Heights. He started out a petty thief shoplifting from local stores and breaking into cars. At age 15 he was stealing cars and committing street robberies on a regular basis with other delinquent members of "The Grovers", an Irish street gang centered around the Crystal Grove Apartment Complex. Always the most fearless and vicious in a gang fight he quickly earned himself a deadly reputation with a knife killing his first man at the age of 16.
It wasn't long before he came to the attention of a neighborhood garage owner named Freddie O'Hara who harnessed Corcoran's stealing talents and put them to good use supplying cars for his busy chop shop racket. It proved a steady and reasonable earner for Corcoran who could see the potential in organized crime of this kind, and over the next two years Corcoran with fellow O'Hara thief Lance Nickerson he stole in excess of 200 cars. Associating so closely with with Nickerson on night time missions however led Corcoran to develop his partner's methamphetamine addiction. Around this time things started to get a little crazy and Corcoran got pinched whilst committing a sloppy B&E on a Discount Drug Store in Winter Hill. To make matters worse he broke the jaw of one of the cops that lifted him and guaranteed himself some heavy jail time.
In the joint he hooked up with Mclaren Gang gunman Ryan "Short Dog" Sheehy and had his back when Cappozalo Family associates Peter Arcuri, Bobby Zito and Nino Fiumara jumped him on the landing of Green Haven's 3rd tier. The Buffalo City Mafiosi were about to throw the already battered Sheehy the 20 feet off the landing when Corcoran armed with a shiv dived in. Zito got it bad in the groin and neck and bled out in a matter of minutes. Fiumura sustained several stab wounds to the hands, face and abdomen that required in total 57 stitches and partial removal of his spleen. Arcuri avoided getting seriously stabbed but still sustained a busted ankle after desperately hurling himself down a flight of stairs to escape.
Back on the street Corcoran fell in with the Mclaren Gang, a wild bunch of Irish Hoodlums operating out of O'leary's a dingy bar on the east side of Pennington. With them he participated in truck hijackings, commercial burglaries, extortion and recently kidnapping and murder. He has also branched out on his own into the cut throat world of cocaine dealing, providing back up and finance to night club dealer Eddie Shannon.