How Al Capone got the nickname "Scarface"

Al Capone got the nickname “Scarface,” due to severe cuts he’d received during a fight with one Frank Gallucio as a young man. 

At the time, Capone was working at the Harvard Inn, owned by mobster Frankie Yale, as a waiter, bartender, and bouncer. 

While working, he spotted an attractive woman, Lena Gallucio, who he tried to hit on in what was taken as an insulting manner. 

Her brother, Gallucio, didn’t take kindly to this and in the ensuing fight gave Capone the three scars on his face and neck that would inspire Capone’s nickname (which he hated).