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Tourists (Marine included) kill mugger!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. TSGB

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    Angry tourists break mugger's neck


    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A group of U.S. tourists, including a former Marine, killed a Costa Rican mugger by breaking his neck after he pulled a gun on them in a Caribbean port, a local police official said on Thursday.

    The cruise ship passengers told police they jumped on Wagner Segura, 20, to defend themselves when he pointed a .38 caliber revolver at them near the Caribbean port of Limon on Wednesday, and somehow snapped his neck, regional police director Luis Hernandez said.


    Segura died instantly and two other unidentified thieves, one of whom was armed with a knife, fled the scene, Hernandez said.
    "One of the tourists was a former Marine and he was probably the one who broke (Segura's) neck," Hernandez said. "His neck was completely snapped."

    No charges will be filed against the tourists because police viewed the incident as an act of self-defense. Police questioned and released the group, which rejoined the cruise and left Cost Rica.

    The Americans were passengers aboard the Carnival cruise ship Legend.

    They got off their tour bus to take photos in a notoriously rough neighborhood a short drive from Limon.
    After the attack, they put Segura's body on their bus and found a police officer in Limon to report the incident.

    © Reuters 2007. All Rights Reserved.
     
  2. TSGB

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    No one finds this interesting? :dunno:
     
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    SEMPER FI, BABY:bow: :bow: !!!
     
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    I saw it this morning. If that had happened in the US, the Marine would have been imprisoned for murder.

    Costa Rica doesn't sound like a bad place on that count alone.

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    He must have slipped on a banana peel or something.
     
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    yeah, me to!

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    Pretty effective hand to hand combat skills for an old dood.
     
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    Remind me to keep a marine with me next time I go on a cruise!
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    thats a bunch of BS
     
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    Why?
     
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    just cause he was/is a marine he must have broke the guys neck?
     
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    sounds like a Marine in action to me. Met a crusty old Sgt Maj in Oki (he was retired, but did something for the Corps in Oki still) that got multiple kills in Vietnam with an e-tool...

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    The article I read said he broke the guys collarbone, but he died from asphyxiation
     
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    That's what I was thinking, and this one doesn't even mention him being 70 years old...:confused:
     

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