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A former NYPD detective says he was robbed by Mexican cops in Cancun.

Daniel Sprague, 42, of Staten Island, a retired member of the elite Emergency Service Unit, said he was at a timeshare with his wife and three young children earlier this month when he confronted a woman taking an unusual number of pictures of his kids swimming.

Security was called but the guards did nothing, he said.

Later, Sprague's wife spotted the woman in an elevator and took a picture of her. Sprague said the woman then punched his wife in front of their children.

After Sprague interceded, the stranger accused him of hitting her.

Local cops took him into custody, but instead of taking him to a station house, they drove him around in circles, telling him how much trouble he was in and what it would take to make it go away.

"I was a cop in the worst neighborhoods, and I always came home," Sprague said.

Now, he said, "I'm on vacation, and I'm wondering if I'm ever going to see my kids again."

The Mexican officers knew he was a retired NYPD officer, he said, but couldn't have cared less.

Sprague said he gave the cops $500 and was taken back to his hotel, only to be squeezed later by different cops who insisted the woman wanted to press charges. He had to give them another $1,000.

"When I was on the job, I never took anything from anybody." Sprague said. "Here, everybody was taking my money."

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No go to Mexico.
 

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Interesting. Cancun is basically an artificial city, like Disney. No one lives or works there naturally, they have been vetted by the powers that be. Which is for instance why it is 100x tougher to get hookers and blow there than most anywhere else in MX. And why they have no gang/cartel issue. I have rarely seen police activity in Cancun, unlike several other tourist areas.
 

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..don't use your timeshare in Mexico.
 

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Wonder if this will make the "undercover" taxi tourist commercial.
 

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And that's why no one should go to Mexico. A friend of mine had to pay $10k to get his younger brother out of jail while spending spring break in Cancun. Mexico is a gamble at best, it's just not worth taking the chance.
 

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Ray3328 said:
And that's why no one should go to Mexico.
Keep your drugs and illegals too!
 

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Mafia Al said:
After all those guns we gave them, how dare they treat us like that :X
No man, our government gave all those guns to the Mexican cartel, NOT to the cops. Maybe that's why the cops so piss at Americans. Eric Holder should answer to this one.
 

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You'll be safe as long as you travel with the President's daughters. :-/
 

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FULL METAL JACKET said:
Mexico is beautiful, cheap, and dangerous
Always has been...
 

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Number one rule in MX, dont buy, sell, or hold drugs.

Number two rule, dont think that you are still in the US.

That avoids 99% of the potential problems.
 

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wreckhog said:
Number one rule in MX, dont buy, sell, or hold drugs.

Number two rule, dont think that you are still in the US.

That avoids 99% of the potential problems.
That's the #1 and #2 rule for everywhere but the US, and the first one applies here too...
 

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Everyone gets robbed bye the cops in cancun. I had to fist fight them. They are not even cops there vigilante's that walk around with knight stick's harassing people for money. They tried to "arrest" a friend for playing a radio at our hotel pool to say the least we weren't having it (we were very drunk). Especially after meeting a guy who told us the same story 2 day's earlier who had to pay $150 american to get out.
 

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Unfotuntly this is SOP in Mexico.
Usualy its just a C note to let you go for a traffic violation.
Just wondering why anyone would go to a place that the local PD is as corrupt as the bad guys.

Gold or lead is the norm........

Funny how the only ones armed are the government and bad guys....
 
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