It wasn't bumbling prosecutors, arguing jurors, or untrustworthy mob informants that kept mob scion John Gotti Jr. from being found guilty in his racketeering and murder trial. The former Gambino boss told reporters after his fourth mistrial yesterday that his deceased father was watching out for him — and sending him messages on the radio through songs like "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" and Sting's "Fields of Gold," according to the Times.

"I'm not going to get strange with anybody here, but I've got to say this: The past five nights, at 10:27 every night, I've put on the radio and a song — that would bring me back to a different time with my father — would be on the radio. I don't know why, but it was there ... and 10/27 is my father's birthday ... One was "Tie a the Yellow Ribbon (Round the Ole Oak Tree)" believe it or not ... the other one was Sting, "Fields of Gold." It's strange to me. To me it's like a message."

Here's video of the exchange, via NBC New York:

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