21yr old daughter 22 year of son punched in the face by 50 yr old bully
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Jan 23, 2012 8:52 AM Last Post By: justdoit2012
Jan 20, 2012 6:52 PM
21yr old daughter 22 year of son punched in the face by 50 yr old bullyStayed at the Barcelo Maya Jan 11-18 2012. My 21 yr old daughter, 22 year old son and myself. A muscle man around 50 yrs old punched my son in the head, knock him out continued to punch him. My daughter jumped in and tried to pull him off. He put her in a head lock and punched her in the face twice. He was at the bar earlier that day bragging about a fight he was in the night before. He had a lady go to the hospital and end up in a wheelchair with a cast. Him and his wife and friends were very rude to people in the restaurants and pool bars. The hotel did nothing except upgraded him to the Barcelo Maya Tropical. Same resort just down a bit. Same restaurants, same beach, same pools, same theater, same bars.... We wanted him removed from the resort and they did nothing. You would think that safety would be important to them. My daughter had a big shiner and her jaw won't shut right and she's been spitting up blood. My son has a very sore body and head and they both feel sick. Totally ruined our holidays. My son was giving people a high five and asking how their holiday was. You couldn't wipe the smiles off of our faces. After this they didn't smile, lost thier appetite, didn't drink and were always looking over thier shoulder. We wasted about 15 hours waiting for police and paperwork and managers and security. This jerk is a Canadian which is disappointing. I've got their names and town. You would think that after the murder of Domenic & Nancy Ianiero from Ontario on Feb 20, 2006 at that same hotel Barcelo Maya Beach that they would be more concerned for the safety of all the clients.
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Jan 20, 2012 7:20 PM
2This jerk is a Canadian which is disappointing
And which nationality would make you happy?
Jan 20, 2012 10:14 PM
3I doubt we are getting the whole picture. What did your son do/say to enrage the fool?
Sounds like alcohol was a major factor. On both sides?
Still. If your Spanish is good enough, well...money can buy justice in Mexico.
Plenty of thugs here tougher than a 50-something Canadian woman-beater....
Jan 20, 2012 11:15 PM
Jan 21, 2012 6:02 AM
Jan 21, 2012 6:45 AM
6For most people the legal process in Mexico is non-existent since it is too slow and expensive to be remotely useful. Where are you from? Why did you not contact your consulate? They may have helped with the police and lawyer interaction and at the very least explained the futility of your exercise.
Jan 21, 2012 7:19 AM
7Here's the website of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico. I think a stern email is in order.
Jan 21, 2012 10:46 AM
Jan 21, 2012 12:52 PM
9I'm now old and frail so any thought of combat would be suicide. Perhaps the best thing to do is just leave. Harsh words that lead to a fight is not the same as someone jumping your case for no reason. I've run into my share of bravo drunks of all nationalities and if I remain silent and turn to leave other customers will jump right on in to stop the bully. This would not be the case if I should exchange words with him.
Jan 21, 2012 1:27 PM
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Jan 21, 2012 3:35 PM
Jan 21, 2012 4:23 PM
14When we were traveling around Mexico on our thumb 45 years ago we were glad to hook up with Canadians because they were so chilled out and it helped to camouflage our Ugly Americanism.
When we checked into a mid-priced all inclusive near PDC this year the staff was glad we were North Americans because the Canadians were so abrasive.. What a switch! That week my girl and I had chances to escalate 3 seperate situations, during the day, into something physical. They were all with Canadians: Dropping f bombs in mixed company, being abusive to the Mexicans, and trying to start fights. I'm 66 and intervened in two of them to calm things down, but I'm a pretty large and lift weights to stay in shape. The hotel staff never gave any indication they cared if things got physical.
I don't think it was a nationalistic thing. The Canadians would go off on eachother (at noon!). The vast majority of tourists we met in Cancun were Canadian. Most were great people and we made some good friends. We're going back after reading the book "How to be a Canadian". Really.
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