Don’t Resist If You’re Held Up
About a week ago, an American tourist was killed in Medellín, Colombia after being held up. As , the man’s taxi was intercepted after he’d departed from his hotel—located in “one of the Medellin’s wealthiest and safest enclaves.” His attackers arrived with guns by car and on motorcycle, and then, upon confronting the man in his stopped cab, they attempted to take his wallet and personal items. It was only after the man resisted the attackers’ efforts to rob him that he was shot and killed.
It’s a tragic story—and also an important reminder to never resist a violent or aggressive attack of this kind, at home or while traveling. Losing your wallet is an inconvenience you can overcome. Losing your life—well, it’s just not worth the risk.
FYI: Despite the tune of this story, Colombia is a much safer place than it used to be. Read more about our editor’s visit here.
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