dollarvigilante.com / By Jeff Berwick / December 8, 2012
Hello from Acapulco, Mexico,
A few of us vigilantes were out and about carousing last night when I decided to step out of the beachside disco Paradise, a place that has a bungee jump with a landing spot in a pool inside the club. Try getting a license to do that in the USSA.
Something unusual was happening outside. There were a few police cars, a lot of cops and a big crowd had formed around them. Being naturally curious I went and checked it out. As I pushed my way through all the people who were yelling at the cops I noticed they were all surrounding my scooter and a toe truck was backing up towards it. Many of the people were admonishing the cops to go away.
Knowing almost everyone in that area of Acapulco the people started to fill me in. One of my friends who owns a sidewalk beer stall called me over. ”They want to tow your scooter,” he said, motioning at all the police in their bulletproof vests and machine guns.
“Why?” I asked, curiously.
“They say it is because you parked on the sidewalk… we’ve all been trying to stop them,” he said.
I looked back to the police and said, in Spanglish, “You are going to steal my scooter because I parked on the sidewalk? Everyone parks on the sidewalk. I’ve been parking in this exact same spot for the last year.”
The cops didn’t answer and mostly averted their eyes so my friend explained, “It’s the new mayor. He wants all scooters to be parked on the street.”
“Oh, he does eh?” I retorted, “If that criminal doesn’t like it why doesn’t he come here and move it himself? Why is he sending throngs of people with machine guns to steal my scooter?” I admonished to the cops.