The AARP should be singing the praises of the 70 something year old American tourist from Ohio who wished to remain anonymous for his heroic actions in Costa Rica. When will people from other countries learn, don’t mess with those in our armed forces, present or retired?
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica · An American tourist who watched as a U.S. military veteran in his 70s used his bare hands to kill an armed assailant in Costa Rica said she thought the attempted robbery was a joke — until the masked attacker held a gun to her head.
“I thought it was a skit. But then he pointed the gun at my head and grabbed me by the throat and I thought I was going to die,” Clova Adams, 54, told The Associated Press by telephone Friday from the Carnival cruise ship Liberty.
The crime continues to occur throughout the Caribbean against tourists. I guess this is one way to permanently put an end to the problem. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
The assault occurred during a ship stopover Wednesday in Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital.
They were climbing out of the van at a beach when three men wearing ski masks ran toward them, Adams said. One held a gun to her head, while the other two pulled out knives.
One of the tourists, a U.S. military veteran trained in self-defense, jumped out of the van and put the gunman in a headlock, Hernandez said.
Hernandez said the American, whom he refused to identify, struggled with the robber, breaking his collarbone and eventually killing him. Police identified the dead man as Warner Segura, 20. The other assailants fled. (Sun Sentinel)
American Cruise Passenger Kills Beach Mugger
The U.S. State Department provides updated information on threats to American travelers.
For Costa Rica, it advises that theft is common.
In the Bahamas, a popular cruise ship destination, visitors are instructed that “crime and violence has moved into more upscale tourist and residential areas.”
According to the State Department, Bermuda “has a moderate but growing crime rate.” (ABC News)