A murderer was on the loose in Brooklyn, killing shopkeepers of Middle-Eastern descent while they worked. Police eventually found their man – Salvatore Perrone, a failing business owner whose wife and children had left him. Police say Perrone stalked the streets of Brooklyn with a "kill kit" he carried around in a black duffle bag that included screwdrivers, switchblades, a bloody eight-inch serrated knife, three ladies' blouses, latex gloves, bleach, wire cutters, and a loaded, sawed-off rifle. When they searched his home they found a basement lair filled with ammo, a 12-gauge shotgun and duct tape. It took the jury less than 30 minutes to convict Perrone – nicknamed "Son of Sal" – of killing three Brooklyn shopkeepers. He was sentenced to the maximum sentence, 75 years to life in prison.