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Americans detained in Mexico claim shake down

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Has anyone else seen this? I head about it a couple of weeks and my bullshit meter pegged on the Americans' story.


    This is the bullshit part IMO:
    I tend to believe the Mexicans here..The guy wanted to pay $25 just to take their pictures? $25!? I don't buy it.
    However, I have only been to Mexico once, so I have no idea what the culture is like... I did have a buddy who slipped across the border in Arizona for some "extracurricular (drugs)" activity. He was grabbed by the Mexican police, who he claims took all the money he had on him - except the 30 pesos he had in his boot - and tossed in him jail for a few days.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    As someone who once paid $40 (a $36 fare -- I only had two $20s and was afraid to ask for change) for a 10-minute cab ride around six blocks of Juarez, I've got to think there's a kernel of truth in the Americans' story.
    Oh yeah, and that was after going past the people holding coffee cans with red crosses on them wandering through the border traffic for "donations" like firemen on a pledge drive.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Having spent a considerable amount of time in Mexico I absolutely believe the American's version of the story. That type of shakedown is more common than you would think. Doesn't mean he's not a pervert

    I know a former NFL beat guy who once expensed a $200 bribe after covering an NFL exhibition game in Mexico City.
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Mexico seems scarier to me now than it did a couple months ago. Anyone else in that boat?
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Yeah. No way I'd go back.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Absolutely scarier. At this point, going to Taco Bell is making me nervous.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It doesn't already?
  8. Hell, I'm even avoiding chihuahuas.
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I've been shook down by Mexican cops, but I have zero opinion as to the veracity of the story in question.
  10. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    I paid the "toll" on the road to Monterrey more than once. Still worth it, but was before the drug war.
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