Joey Polumbo a first generation American was born from a true Italian family, his father was a hard working factory worker while his mother was a stay at home mom who helped raise Joey and his two younger brothers, Vince and Gallo. His up bringing was hard but his parents were the happiest people ever, it was their idea of the american dream. When Joe turned 10 his brother Gallo and him started getting into trouble at school, they were getting in fights and were caught stealing others belongings multiple times. Although his fathers punishments were severe and stopped Gallo from acting out Joey had other ideas of how he wanted to spend his life. He would often say
"I ain't gonna end up working myself to death in that damn factory like you pop"
As time went on Joey and some of his friends started to form a little group and went from petty crimes like stealing their peers wallets to robbing stores with fake guns and smoking and selling pot. Although Joey was making good money he had a desire to earn more and faster, around this time was when Joey's friend Marko told him about a friend he had back in the home country(Italy). Marko had met this man on a trip back to Italy to visit family and was approached by this man with a business offering. The plan was to fly to South Zagoria where they would then have a connecting flight to Italy. It would have gone according to plan if not for the unexpected outbreak they would find when landing in South Zagoria, now Joe is alone in this new wasteland and the anarchy and new found freedom is almost as enticing as his old way of life.