It All Started With.....

April 18, 2009

An innocent trip to the farm.....
and before I get into the story, can I just say....

So, we had planned to be away for a bit of time to celebrate Semana Santa (Holy Week),
but before we could go, The Boy had to take a little innocent drive to the farm (about 10 minutes) away from our home. He and The Rooster had a few fish that needed to be
placed in the pond there. So he tood off, driving The Farmer's truck.


He drove all the way there, and was nearly home, WHEN, he came face to face with
a group of soliders and policemen. And I do mean a group.
(around 30 soldiers and 5 police cars)

I am not sure if they had any of these...but they did have many machine guns and The Boy,
found himself , physically removed from the truck, this was after they discovered his seat belt was fastened...they gave a few good tugs. He then was forced onto the ground, where the guns
remained directed at him, and he was frisked. He used other words to describe the moment..."frisked" wasn't a word he knew too well until that experience. Anyway,
the group of "law enforcement" proceeded to go through The Farmer's truck, to see
if there was anything they needed....luckily only a flashlight was taken...
(he carries mosty church stuff with him).

Next, they asked him who his father was. EXCUSE ME!!!.....
should that really matter?? He hadn't done anything wrong!
The Boy told them, and since The Farmer doesn't hang out with the
"law enforement" group, how could they know him. But The Boy quickly let them
know that he has an uncle who is politically positioned here in Mexico and whose name they would recognize, to which
the comandante (the leader of the soldiers) replied...
"I guess you just got lucky tonight, boy."

They issued him a ticket for $50 pesos, which is about $3.00 U.S. dollars, for not
having his drivers license, and sent him on his way home.
Now, in defense of the "law enforcement" group, The Boy broke every cardinal
rule that we have in our home right now.
1. Do not be out on the street after dark
2. Never be without our cel. phone
3. Never go anywhere alone, especially at night
The moral of the story.......


Pedaling said...

holy flippin' crap!

i cannot even imagine!

don't even know what to say to that.
it is crazy over there- i keep hearing about it on the news and think of you over there all of the time!

Ashley said...

Yikes! Sure isn't the same ol' safe place that it use to be when I was growing up! I remember being off running around from sun up til WAY after sun down and no one ever worried. It makes me sad when I think about how much it has changed =(

Glad he's OK!!! Be safe!

Meredith said...

what?! i had NO idea! poor boy!

Cassie said...

how scary!! I'm glad he's safe! Wow. things sure have changed.

Kara& Bert said...

If that is not scary I don't know what is? Can't waittovisit with you tomorrow c-ya soon! P.S, Beutiful picture of the flowers!

LaNae said...

That is crazy! I am so glad everything worked out okay! I saw Jeff Rush and Rodney this past weekend and they said to say Hi! Hard to believe high school was so long ago!

Jeni's thoughts said...

How awful!! and why is it we live here??

Cathy said...

I had a similar experience years ago! It is very unsettling!
I'm glad "The Boy" is safe and sound!

Mom2my9 said...

Oh my goodness! How scary! He really handled himself well, though, didn't he? Did you get my email on facebook about him? If not, check it out. He is the cutest thing!

Toni Jones said...

i got a ticket when i was home 2 weeks ago and i about died laughing when i found out it was 50 pesos. i wish it was like that in the U.S.!

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