Nov 11, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
A Marine reservist last name of Bruce was stopped and asked directions by a bearded Greek Orthodox priest visiting from Crete when he got lost. Mr Bruce misstook him for an Arabic Terrorist, then chased him for several blocks hitting him with a tire iron, while chasing this 'terrorist' Bruce called 911 claiming he was chasing down a terrorist who had tried to rob him and that he would detain him. The police came, took the priest to a hospital and also interviewed Bruce, at some point another interview was attempted at Bruce's apartment by the police and they were met by an attorney who now is saying that Bruce had been accosted by the bearded man when he grabbed Bruce's genetals. I think this Bruce came up with a quick story to save face since he'd made a really stupid mistake based on 'terrorist' histeria. This one is going to be interesting to find out what the real story is, but for now the police don't seem to be buying his story and are considering whether or not this beating he gave the 'terrorist' priest, falls under hate crimes. I found this article on Huffington Post and at 'MyFox' the Tampa Bay bureau. Is right wing talk radio, Limbaugh, Beck, Maulkin and some right wing congressmen, fostering this kind of histeria that brings such actions about, or is this just an isolated case of supreme ignorance?