Archive for Friday, February 23, 2007

Police: U.S. tourist kills mugger with bare hands

February 23, 2007

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— 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 Thursday.

One of the tourists - a retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 - put assailant Warner Segura in a headlock 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.

The two other men fled when the 12 senior citizens started defending themselves. The tourists then drove Segura to the Red Cross office, where the man was declared dead.

The tourists left on their Carnival cruise after the incident and Hernandez said authorities did not plan to press any charges against them, saying they acted in self-defense.

Comments

trinity 8 years, 5 months ago

yeahhhhhhh, you GO you seniors! :) i love a story like this!

Rhoen 8 years, 5 months ago

And on "Survivor" they always vote the old ones off the island first ...

armyguy 8 years, 5 months ago

Hire those senior citizens to provide security outside Last Call. Sounds like they can do more than anybody else has been able to do.

Godot 8 years, 5 months ago

Robert De Niro will star in the movie.

Confrontation 8 years, 5 months ago

This should serve as a warning to all the punk kids in America. I hope to see more older adults taking revenge on America's rejects.

hockmano 8 years, 5 months ago

It's certainly okay to defend yourself and the senior citizen probably didn't mean to kill the guy. But he probably got what he deserved.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 8 years, 5 months ago

This is a funny story, but the sad thing is the rise in violent crimes in Costa Rica. When I studied there 14 years ago, the biggest worry was pick pockets. You could feel pretty safe walking down the street in the middle of the night.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 5 months ago

Was that during your Double Naught Spy days, Marion?

Flap Doodle 8 years, 5 months ago

And folks, there you have it, proof that any thread at any time can suddenly veer into Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande: Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Marion.

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