Three goblins gain entry to house and ask maid, at pistol point, where child is. Maid says that she doesn’t know. Mother walks into room. Goblins ask mother. Mother tells them same. Second maid sees goblins and screams. Crowd gathers to see what’s happening. Goblins fire to scare crowd away. Big mistake – most neighbors are military or security types. Goblins retreat into house and attempt escape across roof and out into street. First goblin is shot in leg and promptly beaten to death. Second goblin is shot in leg, beaten, and left for dead. (Made it alive to hospital; unknown if he lived.) Third goblin manages to make it to police where he falls on knees and begs officers to arrest him. Neighbors unhappy about arrest since it ruined their scores on goblin catching.
Big difference in reactions between Americans and Guatemalans.”
Thomas K. Graziano,
April 18, 1994,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
From Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries
Vol. 2, No. 7
3 June 1994