Crime in Latin America

Crime in Latin America

San Jose, Costa Rica : The telephone rang; Danilo said, “Hello.”

“This is Bam-Bam. I hear you have lost something.”

“Yes, my car was stolen.”

“If you authorize me, if you authorize me, I will look for it, providing that you pay me a reward of $2,500 if I am successful in finding it.”

Danilo agreed. Three days later Bam-Bam called and told him that his car had been found and that Danilo must bring $2,500 in cash to a specified location. Danilo had two friends, Noel and John, who had recovered their stolen cars after paying a “ransom.” But he was still surprised by Bam-Bam’s audacity when they met: