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    Don't get too carried away while enjoying the sights of city streets: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4746760.stm

    Colombia man 'jailed over grope'

    A bicycle courier in Colombia has been given a four-year jail sentence for grabbing a woman pedestrian's bottom, a TV station has reported.
    A judge's ruling - criticised by some as being too harsh - ruled the courier had committed an abusive sexual act.

    Diana Marcela Diaz told RCN that the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by.

    When he was arrested, she was given the option of slapping him, letting him go, or filing a complaint.

    She had chosen to set a precedent that would stop sexist behaviour, she said.

    RCN described the sentence as historic, but some lawyers condemned it as excessive.

    A female member of the national ombudsman's office said the courier had only acted out of lust.

    "He didn't use violence or commit a sexual act," she was quoted as saying.

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    A female member of the national ombudsman's office said the courier had only acted out of lust.
    This woman is crazy

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    "When he was arrested, she was given the option of slapping him, letting him go, or filing a complaint. "

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    Some bum grabbed the ass of an assistant DA here like last year i think while biking by. I don't even think he got this kind of sentence.

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    A sentence like that is (in North America) indicative of a criminal history affecting sentencing.

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    Columbia...

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    i wish someone would grab my butt ( ._.)

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    "the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by."

    I am picturing a Romero-esque horde of pedestrians circling around him.

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    I thought this was going to be a warning to avoid dealings with Gypsy.
    Aw well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelung
    "the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by."

    I am picturing a Romero-esque horde of pedestrians circling around him.
    George A. Romero, or Oscar Romero?
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvabiker
    Columbia...
    Colombia

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLACKMARKET
    "When he was arrested, she was given the option of slapping him, letting him go, or filing a complaint. "
    That was my favourite bit by far. I wonder if those options are part of the law or were made up on the spot? I would love it if they were the legal punishments for grabbing someone's ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momentum
    That was my favourite bit by far. I wonder if those options are part of the law or were made up on the spot? I would love it if they were the legal punishments for grabbing someone's ass...
    yeah, slapping the **** outta someone sounds more satisfying then sending them to jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    George A. Romero, or Oscar Romero?
    Well I meant George the first time but now I think a horde of John Romeros would be worse

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    uhm... I fail to see how this is messenger specific. Do messengers face stiffer penalties in the UK than other cyclists or pedestrians for ass grabbing? Are the courts sending a strong message to bike messengers to stop grabbing hienie, but ice cream vendors still have carte blanche?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    uhm... I fail to see how this is messenger specific. Do messengers face stiffer penalties in the UK than other cyclists or pedestrians for ass grabbing? Are the courts sending a strong message to bike messengers to stop grabbing hienie, but ice cream vendors still have carte blanche?
    It's only messemger specific cos the dude was a messenger. But maybe the common or garden cyclist may stand a better chance of escaping the Romeros as they won't have an odd sized box impeding their progress.

    And I reckon an ice cream vendor could get away with a lot cos he can bribe people with ice cream so they don't slap him or get him locked up for years.

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    shouldnt the topic title read "pedestrians beware of scumbag bike couriers" ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelung
    "the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by."

    I am picturing a Romero-esque horde of pedestrians circling around him.
    that is fricking hilarious!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by your_mother
    shouldnt the topic title read "pedestrians beware of scumbag bike couriers" ???
    +1
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r-dub
    Colombia
    if it's the country in south america.
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