Is this a true story?
Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:30 PM
We are renting a jeep from Isis at the end of April and this story scares the heck out of me.
"Saved from hell in a jail cell in Cozumel"
Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:03 PM
Wishing I was retiring to Cozumel.....
Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:50 AM
but reading the story it was a moment of distraction which caused the accident and we all know what can happen
when you get distracted, Myself I am noted for being one of the world's worst for not concentrating when driving but
after reading the story it gave me new sense of the word concentrate. Just drive safety and slowly especially through
the back streets.Have a great holiday.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:23 AM
I wish I had that 10 minutes of my life back!
Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:17 AM
He deserves it for spreading such garbage...
Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:13 AM
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:45 PM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:53 PM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:23 PM
The poor man was probably so deeply in touch with The Lord, looking for a fresh soul to be saved, God directed him to turn off the highway at 25MPH onto the old access road and broadside a moto, knocking the two riders into a ditch, both with compound fractures of their right legs. A car bumper does painful things to the legs of people when hit at 25MPH. All this became a Divine Mission to save the soul and it turned out that The Lord had a true dregs of society in need of salvation and having his charges dismissed. Glory! For those with faith, this one was SIN with capital letters. Hopefully The Lord will lead him to seek older girls, closer to puberty next time. One might guess that he wouldn't be hired to work at another school with older children, at least not one that wasn't owned by his mother, but The Lord can work in mysterious ways and this one was a lot stranger than most!
The young girl that was "supposedly" victimized will not be attending and my guess the enrollment may have dropped some. When I first read this man's blog and saw that it was Alan as a cellmate, I knew this one was going to be good. I thought the whole affair, all aspects was too offensive for me to bring up here, but as long as it is here, there are lots of articles archived in the papers over the arrest, general scandal and then followed by the judge's decision. It sounded like Alan pretty freely admitted what he had done. Hats off to the young girl that presented such temptations that he could not control his actions, all along it all seems directed by a Higher Power to lead this scum bag to salvation.
Texas holds no monopoly on religious fanatics. My favorite from Florida was the Daytona Beach prosecutor who was also a pastor. He ministered to Ted Bundy for years while Ted was waiting execution for murdering the 38 women whose cases were proven beside the conviction of killing the 12 year old girl which led to his death sentence. After his execution, the pastor/prosecutor assured everyone that Ted Bundy had been saved, born again, all his murders were forgiven (not by the families of the victims), but could now go to heaven and sit at the side of The Lord for eternity!
In His Name we can read: http://www.noticarib..._guarderia.html Lots more articles as this was the biggest island news of the month. The young girl that "tempted him so", aroused his animal instincts and passions, she may be damaged and emotionally scarred for life, but hopefully she can find comfort that she played a role in a sleaze bag's salvation. I guess since he was the animal's religious counsel, he shouldn't be called to give evidence of the confessions he heard. I don't think any of the facts were in dispute, he pretty well confessed to the crimes, but the judge decided he should go free. The victim's family attorney (remember victims need attorneys too) was beyond furious.
Years ago I was told, what you do doesn't matter so much, it is to whom you do it to that counts. Hey it is in the last daze of the current administration. There are lots of stories of people that were jailed that shouldn't have been and lots more who walked that should not be on the streets.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:13 PM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:45 PM
You might be interested to know that Charles and CZDM live on the island full-time and are fluent in Spanish. As in read the local news daily. When they tell you this really happened, you can believe it. I don't blame you at all for being skeptical. But having lived here now for 10 years myself, I believe just about anything and the weirder and wilder the more likely it is to be true. Worst stuff that happens here is perpetrated by foreigners against other foreigners. I don't know anything about this story. But if Mikie and Charles say it's true, it happenened.
This forum, you see, is a little different than a lot of travel sites you'll go to because it's not just for visitors -- it's also for ex pats who live here all year round or most of it. So you will get the straight skinny on these boards because of them. We're all a bunch of loud mouths, let's face it. But we don't embellish or fabricate or repeate 3rd hand information we've read somewhere else and try to pass off as a personal scoop as is the case with quite a few people who post on travel boards.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:54 PM
Ms. Harris was called out in the blog, and has first hand information in regards to the level, and accuracy of the information posted.
To be honest, it sounds true enough to me.
A friend had a accident a month or so ago, and it cost an additional $3K usd's for lost wages for one individual on the scooter whom was hit by my friend (dog pile at the intersection).
As a foreigner, you get on a plane, a ship or high tail it out of the country, what is the victim to do? How would they receive compensation for things (such as lost wages) that are not covered by insurance?
Perhaps the demand for wages was high(by whom standards) but I also wasn't the one with a broken leg, no income, and no scooter.
The most important thing in life is not knowing everything, it's having the phone number of somebody who does!
Posted 29 March 2011 - 03:46 PM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:43 PM
A human life used to be worth about $50,000 pesos. It was cheaper to kill someone in an accident than for them to be badly injured and have medical bills mount up. When Kirsty MacColl was killed and the peon deck hand "confessed" he was captain of boat, not the owner billionaire Gonzales Nova (Mega, Commercial Mexicana)nor members of his family. The flunky was found guilty of culpable homicide and received a prison sentence of 2 years 10 months. Instead of the prison sentence, he was allowed to pay a fine of $1,034 pesos (about $90USD). He did have to pay compensation to Kirsty's family of almost $2,150 USD. What is the earning potential for an internationally acclaimed singer and song writer?
Recently a settlement was reached between the hotel in Playa whose lobby blew up, killing five Canadian tourists and two hotel employees. The hotel agreed to pay the family of the security guard something like $9,000 pesos monthly for 20 years. I had never heard of compensation like that before. I know of several accidents where people were killed and the settlement was for $50,000 pesos and paying for the funeral. Chump change in punishment in one case of killing two people while driving drunk. An attorney worked pro bono on behalf of a minor left orphaned when her mom was killed in an accident. It was a true accident, the driver had an obstructed view, but was going against a stop sign. The attorney found a loop hole to collect twice, once from the driver's insurance and again collecting through their household insurance policy. The attorney managed to get 2X$50,000 so the 7-8 year old girl did have a trust of $100,000 pesos to pay for her needs and education.
Previously accident victims were lucky if they had most of the damages and medical bills covered. Until recently I hadn't heard of collecting for lost wages or lifetime earning potential as in the security guard in Playa. Compensation for pain and suffering, take an aspirin. When Kirsty was killed and the scandal over that, the press reported new pressure from the mother of an Argentine who had died in an accident. After six years she still had not been reimbursed for the costs of shipping her son's body home for burial.
Mexican law, still Napoleonic Code based upon early 19th century French law has started to make changes and revisions. The criminal codes have had more changes than civil or labor law, they're probably solidly mid-20th century now, but here we enter the second decade of the 21st century.
If you have car accident insurance, if any alcohol consumption is involved, you will be considered impaired and the insurance null and void. I try to warn people about drinking and driving. It won't be about blood alcohol level, or whose is at fault and the cause of the accident, if you have consumed alcohol, it will be assumed you would have been able to avoid the accident even if someone ran into you. It is very normal to be detained until all damages, medical bills are paid and the victim signs off. It is not always a simple matter to obtain cash here, even among wealthy and those with high lines of credit.
Anne Harris doesn't make a habit of sending out information nor disclosing items of important interest. I have never heard of compensation of this type before and thus, I have never heard of liability insurance that might cover it. The assorted insurance coverage you have typically covers damages and then medical bills. Previously many people if they could complete the obstacles imposed by IMSS, they could receive something like 35% of the wages during an incapacity of 60% if injuries were work related. The man claims to have rented a jeep for $60 dollars and wisely purchased full coverage insurance for an additional $30 dollars. The $30 dollar a day insurance seemingly left his high and dry, covered everything except lost wages.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:33 PM
Thanks for the "informed" information. It's great to have information that is first hand from local news and not just speculation. This is a sad story in so many ways.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:08 PM
This pastor just seemed a little overboard to me, that is why I was questioning it.
I am saddened by this story and thank you, Charles & CZMDM, for clearing it up for me.
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