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The Colombian Cartel is making SPANK somewhere in Liberty, but we don't know where, and they seem to know everything we're doin' before we do. We got us a rat! There is a guy named Curly Bob works the bar at Luigi's. He's been throwing more money around than he's earning. He ain't pimpin' or pushin', so he must be talking.
Salvatore Leone

Cutting the Grass is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Leone Family Don Salvatore Leone from his mansion in the Saint Mark's district of Portland, Liberty City.


Salvatore tells Claude that someone in the Leone Family is a rat, selling secrets to the Colombian Cartel who are manufacturing SPANK somewhere in Liberty City. Salvatore tells Claude to follow Curly Bob, a barman at Luigi's Sex Club 7 who has been spending more money than he earns at Luigi's.

Claude drives over to Luigi's and follows Curly Bob, who takes a taxi to Portland Harbor, where he meets Catalina and Miguel of the Cartel. Catalina hands Bob the SPANK, with Bob then telling them of the Leone Family's problems with the Triads and the Forelli Family. After Catalina and Miguel leave, Claude kills Curly Bob.


The reward for completing the mission is $15,000. The next mission, Bomb Da Base: Act I, will be unlocked, provided Blow Fish is also completed.


  • Curly Bob - Killed on orders from Salvatore for leaking the Leone's secrets to the Colombian Cartel.


Video Walkthroughs



  • Curly Bob's taxi will not appear on the radar but a "spookometer" appears warning the player if they get too close. This is the only use of a "spookometer" in the entire game, though it reappeared in later games in the series.
  • Pedestrians will no longer appear in Portland Harbor after this mission.
  • If Claude drives a taxi, he can pick up Curly Bob from the bar and take him to the meeting instead of following him.