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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.
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.
Originally posted by strafgod
Who goes to mexico for a vacation???
Originally posted by HermioneWeasley
reply to post by jibeho
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.
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by strafgod
Ever heard of a place called Cancun! But besides Cancun, Mexico has plenty of beautiful vacation spots that many, many Americas visit each year.
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.