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fsfann
01-29-2012, 04:03 PM
Any thoughts on the story of the lady that was found beaten in an elevator at a Mexican resort?

The police say they found the culprit, but when I read his story, it seemed completely ridiculous and impossible.

Methinks there's some major cover up happening here, and that this guy is a fall guy or something - being used to appease Canadian tourists who are more and more hesitant to travel to the country..

Thoughts? Is anyone else finding this whole story bizarre?

Cachoo
01-29-2012, 04:21 PM
This is the first I've heard of this: Do you have a link?

Really
01-29-2012, 04:25 PM
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Sheila+Nabb+attacker+admits+drunk+high+cocaine+dur ing+beating/6067544/story.html

Buzz
01-29-2012, 04:28 PM
She returned home and hopefully will make a full recovery.

KatieC
01-29-2012, 05:53 PM
I think if I already had a trip booked to Mexico I'd probably still go, but otherwise there are just too many attacks lately for me to consider it. A friend just got back from a week at a resort but her friends thought she was crazy to go.

liv
01-29-2012, 06:37 PM
When they said this guy admitted to doing it, I felt skepticism as well. I wish Mexican police would release the video tape publically (it's against their law), or at least a still picture of the perpetrator.

While I would prefer, for her sake, for her to forget the actual beating, I would feel more confident in this guy's guilt if she could accurately identify him. I do NOT put it past Mexican authorities to grab some guy and make him be the fall guy just to assure people it's safe to travel there. There's a lot at stake here.

I mean, he said he saw a naked woman in the elevator and then just decided to beat her up? What?

pair mom
01-29-2012, 06:51 PM
CTV late evening newscast last night had a video of this "capturered" Mexican not only paraded in front of assembled video cameras and reporters but actually holding a press conference and admitting his actions and the sequence they occured!!!! While watching this report...all I could hear was defence lawyers around the World screaming "SHUT UP!!!" ;) Certainly does not seem credible to me...

numbers123
01-29-2012, 06:53 PM
I think if I already had a trip booked to Mexico I'd probably still go, but otherwise there are just too many attacks lately for me to consider it. A friend just got back from a week at a resort but her friends thought she was crazy to go.

Our Hispanic associate pastor is from Mexico, he returned to Mexico to see his mother and other family members last September.. When he got back he said he would not recommend travel to Mexico for anyone.
I don't know that I would cancel a vacation, but I would probably think hard and long about it and would spend sometime with Ruben finding out what he thought.

fsfann
01-29-2012, 06:57 PM
I mean, he said he saw a naked woman in the elevator and then just decided to beat her up? What?

The whole story sounds bizarre.

Here's an article that was in our local CBC site:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/01/28/mexico-beating-saturday.html

jadingirl
01-29-2012, 07:11 PM
On the Toronto news they said this is the 2nd beating at that hotel. They interviewed another Canadian couple where the man was beating up and left in a coma. He woke up and is back here but doesn't remember anything about the beating.

Buzz
01-29-2012, 11:30 PM
Mexico is beginning to advertise to the BRIC countries to make up for the falling numbers from NA. Apparently they spend more and are not put out by the high crime rate.

Japanfan
01-29-2012, 11:53 PM
Methinks there's some major cover up happening here, and that this guy is a fall guy or something - being used to appease Canadian tourists who are more and more hesitant to travel to the country..


I read something to that effect - it suggested that the guy agreed to take the fall and would get off easily once all the buzz died down. He sure is being way too forthcoming.

I also read that a Canadian's chance of being victim to a homicide attack is greater in Canada than Mexico, even with the recent spike in attacks in Mexico.

*Jen*
01-29-2012, 11:58 PM
I also read that a Canadian's chance of being victim to a homicide attack is greater in Canada than Mexico, even with the recent spike in attacks in Mexico.

Yes, but statistics like that are so easily manipulated. You're at a higher risk of being killed in your home country because you're significantly more likely to be killed by someone you know, and more often than not, someone from your own family. Given that, it stands to reason that you're less likely to be killed by a stranger abroad.

That said, I think you're at a higher risk of being assaulted, robbed or being caught in the crossfire of other peoples' problems in Mexico than in Canada. It's not the most dangerous place I've visited, but nor is it the safest...

milanessa
01-30-2012, 01:13 AM
Yes, but statistics like that are so easily manipulated. You're at a higher risk of being killed in your home country because you're significantly more likely to be killed by someone you know, and more often than not, someone from your own family. Given that, it stands to reason that you're less likely to be killed by a stranger abroad.



Plus the amount of time you're at home versus being away. Kind of like that statistic that says you're more likely to be in a car accident within 25 miles of home - well, duh. Most people's daily driving is within that distance.

Mayra
01-30-2012, 01:40 AM
I do NOT put it past Mexican authorities to grab some guy and make him be the fall guy just to assure people it's safe to travel there. There's a lot at stake here.



Welcome to the Mexican justice system. A system where criminals, suspects and fall guys are paraded in front of the media in an effort to appease a fed up Mexican public.