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Old 16-02-2009, 13:49   #1
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Cruising Couple Robbed at Gunpoint in Mexico

Linda and Scott Brear of San Francisco had participated in the latest edition of the Baja Ha-Ha, then remained in Mexico to cruise their Nauticat 38. They were recently robbed of about 950 pesos in Chamela, and Scott posted a letter to Latitude 38 about the incident in the hope that it wouldn't get distorted by others.

From that letter:

". . . a few days ago, February 12, in Chamela, which is about 15 miles north of Tenacatita Bay. Linda and I were strolling along a paved road from the beach to the small village in the middle of the afternoon, with other people within 100 feet, when a real 'Frito Bandito' jumped out at us from behind a tree with a large caliber revolver in his hand. He was very agitated, so we did not quible when he asked for our money. He took about 950 pesos — about $60 U.S. — and ran back into the woods."

To read the entire letter, and to learn how it all turned out, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

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