I think [[Kane]] might be the leader of thae ballas because he has the most expensive car of of all the members, and usually in a criminal gang the boss has a luxury car like a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_S-Class mercedes benz S class] (which the admiral is based on) so for this reason I believe kane to be the boss of the ballas in the early missions of san andreas. when kane is killed I believe either [[Big Smoke]] or [[B Dup|B-Dup]] took over as the leader of the ballas. The evidence: '''Smoke''': because he makes the most money dealing crack or '''B-Dup:''' because he has an [[Infernus]] which is the most expensive car. I can only submit this as theories not FACT. so Who do you think is the leader of the Ballas please submit your theories in the space below.[[User:Andrew nicholson|Andrew nicholson]] 16:44, July 6, 2010 (UTC) :Uhm... if Kane was the leader of the Ballas, it would have been flat out mentioned in the game. There is no official leader of the Ballas, they are split into factions (eg. Temple Drive Ballas) and operate on their own, spread out and freely. Kane is just a high up member of the Ballas, B-Dup, isn't exactly a member, he's just an assosiate, same with Big Smoke. [[User:6FTofDIRT|6FTofDIRT]] 21:12, July 6, 2010 (UTC) ::If the ballas are split into factions like the mafia, then Kane is the leader of the most powerful ballas faction. I just thought that the leader of a criminal gang usually drives a mercedes benz s-class so I assumed Kane to be the leader. I still think he is.[[User:Andrew nicholson|Andrew nicholson]] 16:07, July 9, 2010 (UTC) :::I do not think that the leader of every gang in existence would drive a Mercedes Benz. Kane would be perhaps comparable to [[Sweet]], in that he (possibly) is a leader of a sub sect of the gang. For instance, Sweet is seen as a leader of Grove Street Families (Grove St sect) but he would not be the leader of Seville Boulevard Families. Therefore I think it'd be safe to say that Kane is not the Ballas' leader, if they had one at all. I know this conversation happened a while ago, I just thought I'd leave this here in case anybody got the wrong idea. [[User:Ess-Tee|Ess-Tee]] ([[User talk:Ess-Tee|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/Ess-Tee|edits]]) 18:39, 25 January 2013 (UTC) Kane is the leader of the Front Yard Ballas not the other sets though. Off-topic. In Poland, the word "ballas" means "crap". == Gang Cars in GTA V == The Tornado and Buccaneer are just the ones ''I've'' found when venturing down Grove Street, so there may be more. [[User:Ghost Leader|Ghost Leader]] ([[User talk:Ghost Leader|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/Ghost Leader|edits]]) 05:21, 27 February 2014 (GMT)


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Salvatore speaking with Claude.

Salvatore speaking with Claude.
For Salvatore Leone
Location Saint Mark's, Portland, Liberty City
Fail Player death
Kill Maria Latore
Kill Chico before he gives SPANK to Maria.
Reward $5,000
Unlocks Cutting the Grass
Triads and Tribulations
Unlocked by Salvatore's Called A Meeting

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


Salvatore and 'the fellas' are going to discuss business and he wants Claude to look after his wife, Maria Latore. Using the same black limousine driven in "Salvatore's Called A Meeting", Maria asks Claude to drive her to see her drug dealer, Chico, who is at the Kurowski Station for the Portland El service in Chinatown. Claude complies and whilst she is talking to Chico, he tells her of a party taking place in a warehouse in Atlantic Quays. Maria has Claude drive her to the party, which is raided by the Liberty City Police Department. Maria manages to get back into the car driven by Claude, who drives her back to Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club.


Salvatore Leone: Me an' the fellas need to talk business so you're gonna look after my girl for the evening. HEY MARIA! MOVE YOUR BUTT! Dumb broad does this every time. And here she is, the one and only Queen of Sheba! What were you doing up there? Whatever it was, I bet it cost me money.

Maria Latore: Well, you don't think I hang around for the conversation, do you?

Salvatore Leone: Get in that car and keep your big mouth shut. Take the limo but bring it back in one piece, y'hear me? And watch her, she can be trouble.

Maria Latore: Yeah, yeah, yeah! I'm sure your new lap dog has everything covered, and isn't he big and strong? Hey Fido, Let's go visit Chico and get some party treats! He's at the rail station at the Chinatown waterfront I think.

(Claude drives Maria to Chico)

Maria Latore: That's Chico over there, pull up next to him.

Chico: Hey Maria! It's my favorite lady! You looking for some fun? A little...hmm? Some SPANK?

Maria Latore: Hi Chico. Nah, just the usual.

Chico: Here you go lady. Hey maybe you should check out the warehouse party at the east end of Atlantic Quays.

Maria Latore: Thanks Chico. See you around.

Chico: Gracias and enjoy that's good stuff.

Maria Latore: C'mon Fido, let's go and check out this party!

(Claude drives Maria to the party in Atlantic Quays)

Maria Latore: Alright Fido, you wait here and look after the car while I go and shake my butt alright.

Police Scanner: Four-five to all units: Assist narcotics raid Atlantic Quays...


(The Liberty City Police Department arrive, with Maria entering the car and Claude driving her back to Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club)

Maria Latore: Come on Fido, Let's get outta here Wooooh!

Maria Latore: You know I enjoyed myself for the first time in a long while, and you treated me really good. With respect and everything. Oh, I'd better go. I'll see you around I hope.


The reward for completing the mission is $5,000. Completing the mission unlocks the Cutting the Grass mission. Toni Cipriani also pages the player for a job (Triads and Tribulations).



  • On the Xbox version, the SWAT trucks are coloured blue, the same as their beta apperance.
  • The player can kill Chico after he finishes talking to Maria Latore.
  • The Stretch in this mission is damageproof, bulletproof, fireproof, explosionproof and has a unique black colour, which is permanent.
  • The subtitles are incorrect when Maria is talking to Chico. He says "mira", which means "look" in Spanish, but the subtitles show "Maria" instead.
  • A chaperone is a "person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people". In GTA III, Claude is Maria's chaperone, while in Liberty City Stories the task is up to Toni Cipriani.

Video walkthrough

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