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Taxi Driver Shoots Man in Bin Laden Mask

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  1. Premier

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...n_fe_st/costa_rica_bin_laden_mask_1&printer=1


    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) take note: You wouldn't be safe in Costa Rica. A startled taxi driver shot and wounded a jokester wearing a plastic mask of the al-Qaida leader, police said Tuesday.

    Leonel Arias, 47, told police he was playing a practical joke by donning the Bin Laden mask, toting his pellet rifle and jumping out to scare drivers on a narrow street in his hometown, Carrizal de Alajuela, about 20 miles north of San Jose.

    Arias had startled several drivers that way on Monday afternoon. But when he jumped out in front of taxi driver Juan Pablo Sandoval, the motorist reached for a gun and shot him twice in the stomach. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

    "For me and I think for anybody else at a time like that one thinks the worst and so I fired my gun," Sandoval told Channel 7 television.

    Police declined to detain Sandoval, saying he had believed he was acting in self-defense.
     
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    ExplorerSportNu Well-Known Member

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    I heard about this on the news the other night, what a retard kid, looks like hes gonna have to learn this lesson the hard way :rolleyes: I'm sure he's lucky the cabby is a bad shot or he would probably be dead
     
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    Someone stupid enough to do that deserves what he got.
     
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    the "retard kid" is 47
     
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    The sad thing is that if this happened in the US, the driver would most likely go to jail :rolleyes: :thumbdwn:
     
  8. frickea86

    frickea86 Rust? You mean character!

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    yea really, why would anyone do that, they must be really dumb or something...not real wise
     






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