This is a story about a carpenter who became famous due to his sharp professional skills and the ability to make desperate decisions. At the time, he delivered a huge amount of trouble to the famous department of the French police, engaged in fraud in the casino.
His name was Pierre Dugal, and he lived in the nineteenth century on the French Riviera. He was so adept at his craft that could do almost all of the wood. Being adventurous by nature, he decided to apply his skills to a slightly different field, even if it lay beyond permitted by law.
Pierre went to expensive Monte Carlo casino to set instruments and played there in baccarat. Shortly before closing the casino, in the morning, he hid in the closet. The history is silent about how he managed to escape from security. Maybe he just sat down on the toilet and lifted his feet, and security did not open doors to all cabins. Then he could only wait for cleaners to leave the casino .
Then Pierre went out of the closet and set to work. By the light of a flashlight, he pierced small grooves on the inner roulette wheel so that the ball often stayed in certain cells. Since he was a virtuoso carpenter, the results of his work were completely invisible.
But Pierre did not play roulette himself not to cause any suspicion. He sent the family members who fully trusted. In particular, in different years, at least four of his wives did it.
In those years, casino security didn't have such arsenal of technical means to detect fraud, as it has today, so Dugal got away with it. He got very rich and could live in comfort until the end of his days. However, his wife died during wild sex.
Another wife was jealous of his new mistress, and to go straight to the department of the French police engaged in fraud in the gambling business. There she told in detail about the adventure of her husband. Pierre was arrested, and spent several years in prison. Later he got divorced, went bankrupt, then remarried and undermined several French roulette wheels he played with his new wife.
But apparently, he belonged to that kind of people who do not learn from their mistakes. Pierre again got a mistress, and now another wife reported him to the police. So Dugal was behind bars again. Rumor has it that the walls of his cell were made of wood, but this ingenious carpenter could not or did not want to find a way out of it.
The funny thing is that Pierre learned nothing from even this bitter experience , and the same thing happened to him for the third time. That time he could not survive and died in a prison. Nevertheless, the sad fame of his "exploits" spread around the world, making him famous, but not bringing him happiness.