Monday, March 5, 2012

A Killing in La Fortuna. Really, a Homicide. No Lie

There was a homicide here in La Fortuna Costa Rica yesterday. I know both parties involved.

One, a gringo who just started a little, hole-in-the-wall hamburger joint here in La Fortuna, which is/was on its WAY to serious success- You know how hard it is to get a decent hamburger in Costa Rica? For the record, Hamburger Man cheffed up a MEAN burger, for cheap. The other, a Tico, wannabe thug/thief/druggie who found it difficult to keep his sticky little hands off things that weren't nailed down. I hope I don't sound too bias.

Anyway, story goes that Thug Boy and Hamburger Man have a history. Something about Hamburger Man taking a restraining order out against Thug Boy for Thug Boys past transgressions against Hamburger Man and his property. Thug Boy was again on Hamburger Man's property. A heated argument ensued. Thug Boy became aggressive and witness say even threw rocks at Hamburger Man. Hamburger Man deciding not to chance ANYTHING, stabbed Thug Boy in the heart. Thug Boy didn't die instantly but as witnesses recalled it, the 10 minutes it did take Thug Boy to die were NOT pretty. Upon reflection, I'm thinking the 10 minutes it took Thug Boy to die probably felt like a lifetime to him. *Pun kinda intended.

Hamburger Man was arrested. Here in Costa Rica, the story has already broke on the internet. They're saying Hamburger Man acted in self-defense and he's being seen as kind of a hero... for now that is.

I don't wish death on anyone but secretly their are some people who die and I kind of believe society is much better good riddance to my way of thinking. Last time I thought that was Jerry Falwell, but whatever. Bottom line regarding Thug Boy- you play, you pay. But that's me.

We'll see. Hamburger Man has a wife and 2 kids so hopefully everything will work out but this being Costa Rica and all, it's hard to say what might happen. And as you might not know, in Costa Rica, you're guilty until proven innocent. That said, I'll let you know more as I do. If I had to guess, I think he'll get off...

*NO, this is not a regular occurrence in La Fortuna so don't go there.

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Anonymous said...

Hey! I was in La Fortuna when this happened. We were actually planning to try a burger from the Burger man that night! Any update on what's going on with it?