Richard Blass was a SuperPest.
Raised in Rosemont beside at least two brothers (one of whom, Michel, was a killer as well), Blass took on the local Mafia singlehandedly because he did not want to give a cut to the mob. He tried to kill Frank Cotroni and then survived four subsequent ambushes, one involving two bullets to the head and two to the back, earning him the nickname Cat, or Weasel, depending on whom you asked.
|The Val David Chalet|
|Richard Blass, dead|
rented the cottage
A gun was in his right hand on which there were no finger prints. Blass was a lefty. His lawyer Frank Shoofey said it was proof cops simply executed him. His killer was said to be Lisacek but police put out word that Lisacek did not personally shoot him dead. Perhaps they feared retribution against the maverick officer.
Blass was a mama's boy. His father had left the home when he was a small child. She killed herself a few years later. He is buried in the Cote-des-Neiges cemetery, his headstone bearing the inscription, "freed for God, freed from mankind."