Mayor Rob Ford's crack video was supposed to be his ticket out of Little Mogadishu. Instead this incendiary piece of tape would set off a scandal that would envelope City Hall and captivate the world.
Alleged Dixon City Bloods gang member Mohamed Siad needed cash to move to Alberta and make a fresh start with his girlfriend. The 27-year-old turned to Dixon community organizer Mohamed Farah for help in selling cellphone video he had of the mayor smoking crack in their 'hood.
"When I seen that video," Farah later told the CBC, "I was pretty shocked."
But not that shocked.