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Radio Talker George Noory Narrowly Escapes Kidnap in Mexico

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Radio Talker George Noory Narrowly Escapes Kidnap in Mexico


www.theblaze.com

Radio talk show host George Noory — host of Coast to Coast — had his vacation plans unexpectedly changed into escape plans when the limousine he was supposed to be taking ended up being driven by a would-be kidnapper.

The incident, Noory says, began when a limousine style van picked him up at the airport, purporting to be his transportation to his hotel.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Wow! Sounds like Noory was rather fortunate to escape and flag down another vehicle. According the story Noory paid this "new" driver $100 to get away. The officials call it "express kidnapping" where the victims are driven around to various ATMs and forced to withdraw money.

Just a good example of what you need to be careful of when traveling anywhere especially Mexico. Spring Break Season is upon us and the warnings have been issued to students vacationing in Texas to stay out of Mexico. Sounds like a good Idea.

Glad George is OK.

www.theblaze.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 8-3-2012 by jibeho because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Thank god George is ok! Bad news, I really wanna go to Mexico for a Va-k but not if these thugs run around doing this crap.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Noory, however, says he learned his lesson from the experience.

“I‘m gonna stay in the good ol’ United States for a long, long time,” he said on his show.


Hmmmmmmmmm.

One poor experience in Mexico - one that could have happened in NYC or just about anywhere - and Noory won't travel...

...well where will he travel with this kind of silly attitude?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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I just came back from 6 days in Mexico and nothing like this even remotely crossed my mind while I was there. Some of the friendliest people I have ever met while on a vacation in another country. I wanted to move there....and plan on making it a yearly trip for my family.

Sad that MSM never reports the good. My guess is they see the same thing on their TV about us.....violent crime by the minute across the US.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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Oh really? George is gonna be kidnapped in NYC? Stop it. Sure anything is possible but unlikely. Meanwhile, Mexico is running rampant with political corruption (Lulz compared to the world but is true) and Mexican cartel thugs target foreigners, especially Americans, for kidnapping. Last I heard, I don't have to worry about being kidnapped in NYC for ransom.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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You might think differently If you were whisked away in a van against your will. In a bad part of town.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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Who goes to mexico for a vacation??? Sounds like a downgrade to me, but what do I know?


 
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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This "van whisking" can action anywhere as I posted. Noory needs to grow up.

I've had much harrier things happen to me on vacation in Portland.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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The first thing to do in Mexico is to either go armed or get armed. The US Government has ensured there are plenty of weapons to go around down there.. best to be prepared for anything.


In all seriousness though it's actually very sad for the Mexican people.. their tourist trade is hurting bad because of all this violence. I personally would never step foot into Mexico.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Oh, I'm glad George Noory got away. When Art Bell left C2C I got really sad thinking nobody could ever top him as host, but when George Noory was well into hosting he took transformed into the best so much so that I would not even take Art Bell back for George. He is irreplaceable. Not Ian Punnet, Not that other George guy, nobody, nobody can replace George's unique hosting style and open mindedness with all guests and callers.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by strafgod

Who goes to mexico for a vacation???


I do every year for since 1998 and never an incident.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Ever heard of a place called Cancun! But besides Cancun, Mexico has plenty of beautiful vacation spots that many, many Americas visit each year.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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This event seemed atypical for this particular area. Cabo San Lucas. But desperate thugs are know to break the mold every now and again. The bad neighborhoods are only a stones throw away. I learned that about 10 years ago on a trip to Acapulco when things are not as bad as they are now. Back then we were warned to stay on the resort because our jeeps would give us a way.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by HermioneWeasley
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This "van whisking" can action anywhere as I posted. Noory needs to grow up.

I've had much harrier things happen to me on vacation in Portland.


REALLY? Please do share your story of "harrier" things that have happened to you in Portland? Oh, and I am going to need some kind of proof, like a news story just like like George's.

Dorian Soran



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by Swills
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Ever heard of a place called Cancun! But besides Cancun, Mexico has plenty of beautiful vacation spots that many, many Americas visit each year.


There's hundreds of great vacation places in Mexico but if no one on this thread wants to go because George Noory can't identify his own rented limo, best they stay home.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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I was just listening to an old radio broadcast with George Noory when I saw this thread. Too bad he had a bad experience here. Very good he was not hurt but most such incidences do not involve injuries or any excessive violence, and they are fairly rare. Please don't tell me there is no chance of getting mugged or robbed in the US. One needs to be alert no matter where they travel.

Having lived most all my life in the US and now having been retired in Mexico for the past six years I can tell you honestly I feel safer in my city of about 1 million population in the central highlands of Mexico than in the coastal town I lived in in California. If you feel uneasy about visiting Mexico it does not bother me in the least if you don't want to come here and decide to stay home or vacation somewhere else. Enjoy your vacation wherever you decide. Keep alert and stay safe.


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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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This is the biggest BS story I've heard in a long time. Basically, a van broke down on the way to the airport. The door handle also broke off. George got out of the van, flagged down a taxi, and stiffed the van driver. The van driver was not happy. The rest of it he just invented. There is no "bad area" in Cabo. It's tiny. The airport is way out of town, down an empty highway. There is no "bad area" to go through.

And if he was being kidnapped or whatever, how could he just walk away and flag down another taxi? Total nonsense.

I know, I used to live in Cabo, and now I live near Cancun. There is no crime rampage down here, that is all total media hype. They want to keep your money in the US. That is all. Look up the crime stats for even Mexico City, and compare to ANY city in the US, and you will see it is ten times worse in any US city. In the resort areas crime is near ZERO.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 07:22 AM
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According to the most recent homicide figures published by the Mexican government, 47,515 people were killed in narcotics-related violence in Mexico between December 1, 2006 and September 30, 2011, with 12,903 narcotics-related homicides in the first nine months of 2011 alone. While most of those killed in narcotics-related violence have been members of TCOs, innocent persons have also been killed. The number of U.S. citizens reported to the Department of State as murdered in Mexico increased from 35 in 2007 to 120 in 2011.

Gun battles between rival TCOs or with Mexican authorities have taken place in towns and cities in many parts of Mexico, especially in the border region. Gun battles have occurred in broad daylight on streets and in other public venues, such as restaurants and clubs. During some of these incidents, U.S. citizens have been trapped and temporarily prevented from leaving the area. TCOs use stolen cars and trucks to create roadblocks on major thoroughfares, preventing the military and police from responding to criminal activity. The location and timing of future armed engagements is unpredictable. We recommend that you defer travel to the areas indicated in this Travel Warning and to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the northern border region.



While its not as hyped as the media wants you to think, it's still a problem.

Travel Warning

Dorian Soran

the good doctor.
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