- Is it Johnny Stompanato? (Howard Decker--first by 10 minutes over the next correct response). Absolutely. A photo published June 7, 1949, shows John Stompanato and L.R. Shoemaker of the sheriff's Gangster Squad looking for bullet holes in a 1948 Cadillac Stompanato bought from Mickey Cohen. Authorities were investigating charges that a Beverly Hills auto body shop fixed bullet holes in Cohen's and Stompanato's cars without reporting the repairs to police, as required by law. In a few months, Mr. Stompanato is going to have an unfortunate encounter with a knife.