Russian Vice-Consul shoots and kills mugger
The headline says it all, a lawyer working for the Russian Olympic consulate was waiting for traffic to subside as a mugger came up with a revolver and tried to rob him. The lawyer is a native of Rio de Janiero and is not part of or related to the Russian Olympic Committee. According to the police report, the mugger demanded the man’s watch and broke his car window. At that point the man pulled the mugger into his vehicle and shot and killed him. What a fucking badass. This dude is doing exactly what he is supposed to do. He knows what happens in Rio and was absolutely, 100% justified in what he did. He was protecting his own life when threatened with a weapon and 10 times out of 10 I would do the same thing. Finding out he wasn’t actually a Russian was a huge let down, but what are the chances that the Russians hire this hardcore lawyer to their team? Unreal. Somewhere Putin is smiling. This story breaks just days after some crazy stories about a Chinese sprinter and some of the Australian Olympians being robbed in some absurd ways. This is exactly why Team USA basketball is staying on a luxury cruise ship instead of in the Olympic Village. Shit like this happens everyday there and they simply don’t have enough military or police to help protect the athletes, visitors and their own citizens.