Linda and Scott Brear of San Francisco
had participated in the latest edition of the Baja
Ha-Ha, then remained in Mexico
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