Speakeasy forum

General discussion

Taxi Driver Shoots Man in Bin Laden Mask

by C1ay / December 14, 2004 6:04 AM PST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) take note: You wouldn't be safe in Costa Rica. A startled taxi driver shot and wounded a jokester wearing a plastic mask of the al-Qaida leader, police said Tuesday.

Leonel Arias, 47, told police he was playing a practical joke by donning the Bin Laden mask, toting his pellet rifle and jumping out to scare drivers on a narrow street in his hometown, Carrizal de Alajuela, about 20 miles north of San Jose.


Now there's a guy that belongs next to "dumb" in the dictionary. If that driver had been a better shot this guy would be eligible for a Darwin...

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Taxi Driver Shoots Man in Bin Laden Mask
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Taxi Driver Shoots Man in Bin Laden Mask
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Another Darwin Awards contestant heard from.
by Ziks511 / December 14, 2004 6:50 AM PST
Collapse -
Senor Arias only would have qualified for the Darwins...
by Paul C / December 14, 2004 6:33 PM PST

...if, as Clay alluded to in his post, the taxi driver had killed him. If he decides to try again, might I suggest Lower Manhattan as a site for his effort?

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) What a moron.
by caktus / December 15, 2004 3:35 PM PST
Collapse -
Even without a Bin Laden mask
by Roger NC / December 15, 2004 11:09 PM PST

how smart is it to jump out at cars waving a weapon? not likely the driver going to be able to tell at a glace what kind of rifle or what the intentions are.

Even an "unarmed" driver isn't hardly defenseless. Afterall, if someone jumped out in street and pointed a gun at you, just not stopping or avoiding him would be a darn good defensive move in itself.

Adding the Bin Laden mask, if the driver recognized it quickly, with a rifle in hand.......

Well, isn't that sort of like the "police assisted suicide" idea? when someone forces police to fire at them?


click here to email semods4@yahoo.com

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?