Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"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

In the article Who wouldn't fall for such a clever trick? a woman was conned out of 50000 euros.
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.

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
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.

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