It reads like a cheap murder-for-hire thriller, but had the alleged scheme succeeded, three people would have died.
The owner of a Jenkintown Subway shop was arrested Wednesday and charged with hiring a hit man to take out his wife, her alleged lover, and a friend.
Paul Ravi Vangore, 47, offered to pay $7,500 to a paroled criminal for their deaths, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.
The hit man was instructed to kidnap and kill the friend because he "traveled" with the shop owner's wife and her alleged lover, court papers said.
In a series of meetings beginning in mid-November, Vangore, of Rydal, sketched out his deadly plan, according to the affidavit of probable cause: He wanted to confront the three before they were killed. He bought cellphones for himself and the hired gun to stay in touch. "Oh, I want to see them and, and tell them . . . what they did was wrong. Because they . . . kind of like slapped my face, man, with what they did. Even when I told them not to do it," Vangore is quoted as telling the hit man.