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    Thumbs up A marine taking care of Business

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A group of U.S. tourists, including a former Marine, killed a Costa Rican mugger by breaking his neck after he pulled a gun on them in a Caribbean port, a local police official said on Thursday.

    The cruise ship passengers told police they jumped on Wagner Segura, 20, to defend themselves when he pointed a .38 caliber revolver at them near the Caribbean port of Limon on Wednesday, and somehow snapped his neck, regional police director Luis Hernandez said.
    Segura died instantly and two other unidentified thieves, one of whom was armed with a knife, fled the scene, Hernandez said.
    "One of the tourists was a former Marine and he was probably the one who broke (Segura's) neck," Hernandez said. "His neck was completely snapped."
    No charges will be filed against the tourists because police viewed the incident as an act of self-defense. Police questioned and released the group, which rejoined the cruise and left Cost Rica.
    The Americans were passengers aboard the Carnival cruise ship Legend. They got off their tour bus to take photos in a notoriously rough neighborhood a short drive from Limon.
    After the attack, they put Segura's body on their bus and found a police officer in Limon to report the incident.

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    Somehow I am finding it very difficult to feel badly for the scumbag who committed Suicide by Marine.

    An excellent, if not a bit hazardous, job.


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    You f#@k around, you lay around.


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    Prolly some salty old Gunny. The dirt bag was screwing with his vacation.


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    Way to go, Marine!!

    crate


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    can i get a loud and proud OHHRAHHHHHHHHH!


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    Outfreakinstanding!!!!


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    Bet you an airmen wouldn't do that ;]


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    Gotta love it


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    Takes a weapon to bring out the best in us Semper Fi


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    What the article doesnt tell you is that the Former Marine was 70 years old.


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    I understand that Carnival Cruise Lines will start to offer a "kill a third world scumbag" on certain select future cruises(for a small additional fee), since everyone enjoyed this one so much!



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    if we kill a scumbag, will our next cruise be free?


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    Thumbs up Never mess with a Marine or Former Marine

    American cruise passenger, 70, snaps mugger's neck in Costa Rica

    sun-sentinel.com staff & wires
    Posted February 23 2007, 4:25 PM EST

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- An American senior citizen aboard a tour bus killed an alleged mugger by breaking his neck with his bare hands while his traveling companions fended off two other assailants in the Atlantic coast city of Limon, police said.

    The American, who is about 70 years old and retired from the Marines, put the 20-year-old in a head lock and broke his neck after the suspect and two other men armed with a knife and .38 caliber gun held up the tour bus, said Luis Hernandez, the police chief of Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose. "His neck was completely snapped," Hernandez said.


    The suspect, Warner Segura, was later declared dead, apparently from asphyxiation. The two other men fled when the 12 senior citizens defended themselves during Wednesday's attack.

    "One of the tourists was a former Marine and he was probably the one who broke (Segura's) neck," Hernandez said.

    The Americans had gotten off their tour bus to take photos in a notoriously rough neighborhood a short drive from Limon.

    After the attack, they put Segura's body on their bus and found a police officer in Limon to report the incident. Afterward, the Red Cross treated one of the tourists for an anxiety attack, Hernandez said Thursday.

    The tourists left on the Carnival cruise ship Liberty after the incident and Hernandez said authorities do not plan to press charges against them. "They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up,'' he said. Hernandez said Segura had previous charges against him for assaults.

    In a media statement, Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines said the attack occurred during an outing at a Limon beach which a group of a dozen passengers had arranged on their own.

    "According to witnesses, while sightseeing at a local beach, the group of guests were approached by three assailants, one of whom was armed,'' the statement said.

    "The victims struggled with the armed perpetrator, and were able to disarm him. During this process, the gunman's two accomplices fled the scene. In the course of disarming and restraining the assailant, he died from apparent asphyxiation.''

    Neither the Costa Rican police nor Carnival identified the man involved in the struggle with the mugger. The cruise line said the guests were questioned by local law enforcement and then returned to the ship. The ship's departure from Limon was slightly delayed.

    "All of the guests involved, who had booked the cruise together as a group, have opted to continue with their vacation plans. Carnival is providing full support and assistance to the guests,'' according to the statement.

    The ship is on an eight-day western Caribbean cruise that departed Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades on Feb. 17 with scheduled stops in Costa Maya, Mexico; Limon, Costa Rica; and Colon, Panama. It is scheduled to return to Fort Lauderdale early Sunday.


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