Friday, February 23, 2007

Limon Aid

This article really caught my attention. Actually, all it took was the headline: "Senior Citizens Repel Muggers, Kill 1"

Apparently, 12 senior citizens were hanging out at the beach in Limon. They were from a Carnival Cruise ship that had made a scheduled stop at Costa Rica and the 12 seniors had decided to head out on their own and get the lay of the land. While at the beach, three men attempted to rob the seniors and the seniors, evidently, fought back.

The article states that a retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 put a suspect in a head lock and broke his clavicle after the 20-year-old and two other men armed with a knife and gun held up their tour bus. The suspect was later declared dead, apparently from asphyxiation. The two other men fled when the 12 senior citizens started defending themselves during the attack.

My favorite part is when the Carnival Cruise rep said, "All of the guests involved, who had booked the cruise together as a group, have opted to continue with their vacation plans." Of course they opted to continue. They're all fired up, now. Carnival might want to be careful or there could be some serious ass-kicking at the next port of call.

Side note: In case you didn't recognize the picture, it's from "Hell's Grannies"


Chris said...

Ya you gotta watch out for those old people. They may look all innocent and helpless but....

You need to watch Hot Fuzz when it comes out. The big climactic action scene at the end is hilarious.

John Taylor said...

hi chris
I looked up Hot Fuzz after you mentioned it in your post - it sounds great and I really enjoy Simon Pegg. Unfortunately, it's not due for release here until the end of April but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.