Twenty-two Carnival Cruise Lines passengers were robbed of valuables and their passports during a shore excursion in the Mexico seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta…
The passengers were robbed Thursday during a guided trail excursion, according to a statement released by the cruise line.
The cruise line did not provide details of the robbery, saying only that there were no injuries and the tour was suspended on future sailings under further notice. “Carnival is working with guests to reimburse them for lost valuables and assist with lost passports or other forms of identification,” the statement said.
The robbery comes two weeks after the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning to Americans to avoid all but essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, including the state of Jalisco. Puerto Vallarta is the sixth-largest city in Jalisco.
The State Department also warned travelers to use caution in visiting part of Baja California, Colima and Morelos…
Puerto Vallarta has remained a tourism hotspot, drawing college students during Spring vacations as well as cruise passengers.
In related news, Homeland Insecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano says Mexican drug war not a failure.
“You’re lucky I’m giving you THIS finger!”
[Holy] Toledo, Ohio – Police on Monday arrested a man suspected of swiping a Salvation Army kettle full of donated money and pushing one of the Christian charity’s bell ringers to the ground when she tried to take it back.
Shawn P. Krieger, 44, of Toledo, was sought in the robbery Sunday evening in Maumee, in northwestern Ohio, of a kettle filled with cash donations.
According to The Blade newspaper, police say the man grabbed the kettle outside a store. The bell ringer grasped at the chain suspending the kettle and tried to take it back. But police said she was pushed down by the man, who told her: “I can’t stand you and your bell-ringing. I hate Christmas.”…
The truck, which was reported to have been stolen, and the empty kettle were recovered in separate locations.
A heart-warming story to begin your holiday season. Perhaps the first in a series….