Tits was a low-level hoodlum in the Mariposa crime family.
A bodyguard and chauffeur to Giuseppe Mariposa and Emilio Barzini (who was his personal friend) Tits often overheard important information concerning meetings and assassination attempts, which put him in an enviable position in the organisation.
However, when Mariposa's organisation began to fall apart, he was shot on suspicion of treachery, when Mariposa correctly guessed that he was passing information to Frank Pentangeli but without any proof. Even thought Mariposa ordered his body be disposed of Emilio had it delivered to an undertaker near Tits' parents house in defiance of Mariposa. This upset Emilio Barzini eventually abandoned Mariposa and sided with Vito Corleone to end the Olive Oil War.