Nothing like thinking you have an easy mark, with a tour bus of senior citizen tourists. Oops - one less bad guy on the streets.
(source) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- A tour bus of U.S. senior citizens defended themselves against a group of alleged muggers, sending two of them fleeing and killing a third in the Atlantic coast city of Limon, police said on Thursday.
One of the tourists - a retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 - put assailant Warner Segura 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 Wednesday, said Luis Hernandez, the police chief of Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose.
Got to love that "retired member of the U.S. military ". Fortunately, the police are not pressing charges noting that they acted in self defense.
"They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up," Hernandez said.
Despite the trauma, only one member of the tour group was treated for an anxiety attack and the group is continuing on their vacation.
"All of the guests involved, who had booked the cruise together as a group, have opted to continue with their vacation plans. Carnival is providing full support and assistance to the guests," according to the statement.
So, scratch one bad guy, at the hands of American senior citizens and a vacation that is even now more well deserved is back on schedule. A win-win, and I suspect that most law-abiding citizens in Costa Rica won't mind one criminal permanently off their streets.
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