PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian couple stole 50,000 euros from a woman in the Sicilian city of Palermo after convincing her they were vampires who would impregnate her with the son of the Anti-Christ if she did not pay them.It is probably a good thing this woman hasn't reproduced. But how do you set up a con like this? I can just image the man walking up to this woman, arm held at eye level with a cape draped over it and saying "Blah! Blah! Give me money or have the Anti-Christ's son! Blah!" Would this even work in the U.S.? I think not. The con man would probably be hospitalized after getting his butt kicked by a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" wanna-be. Sheesh.
The man, a cabaret singer, and his girlfriend took the money from their victim over four years by selling her pills at 3,000 euros each that they said would abort the Anti-Christ's son.
Police uncovered the fraud after the 47-year-old woman's family became concerned when they discovered she had spent all her savings, local news agencies AGI and ANSA reported
"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Time to Chlorinate the Gene Pool
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