For Rent: Hideout, Good For Small Family Or Wanted Fugitive - Whitey's Pad Draws Renter Frenzy
Ever wondered what the home of an infamous mob boss looks like on the inside? You're not alone -- the Associated Press reports that would-be renters are clamoring at a chance to live in the Santa Monica abode that was recently (forcefully) vacated by James "Whitey" Bulger. According to one popular renting company, the phones are being flooded by people anxious to put down a deposit on apartment 303 at the Princess Eugenia:
Mark Verge, owner of Westside Rentals, said his Santa Monica office had been inundated by callers wanting to know when the Bulger apartment would be available and how much it would cost. So many people called, he sent a memo to employees telling them not to promise it to anyone. "It's a total curiosity," Verge said. "People say they want to rent it. But as the owner, you want the best tenant, not someone who is fanatical about living in a monster's apartment."