This really isn’t a laughing matter. But the headline is so much like something out of The Simspons – back when The Simpsons was still funny – I can’t resist.
MEXICO CITY (AP) – A well-known U.S. anti-kidnapping expert has himself fallen victim to the wave of abductions in Mexico as unidentified assailants snatched him from a street in the northern state of Coahuila.
Local authorities say American Felix Batista was in Mexico to give talks and offer advice against kidnapping. The former U.S. army officer sometimes serves as a negotiator with kidnappers.
Hopefully Mr. Batista is alive, well, and will soon be back home and able to chuckle at that headline himself. Whether or not he’ll ever be able live this one down is another story.