Various Forms of Security in México
Security personnel are incredibly pervasive throughout México, but we’ve seen a few incarnations in the last couple months that strike me as particularly amusing.
"I totally have this situation under control. As you can see, I've been working out. I strategically chose this height of stone to maximize the view for the ladies."
Mark & John take their turns guarding the highly-coveted Santo mask
During our visit to Garibaldi Plaza, we were befriended by this gentlemen on the left who was selling cervezas & tequila shots, who seemed to take ownership of our little group of 6 gringos. When crazies approached us trying to sell crap (i.e. not tequila/cerveza) or beg for money, he shooed them away. Here, our bartender-turned-security-detail is seen in a rare moment of letting his guard down with Ben & the bottle of tequila in question
And finally, you may recall Ponch from the television classic CHiPs in the late 70's-early 80's, yes...?
Well, the town of Morelia has Ponch on duty 24-7, intently trying to figure out the protocol for writing traffic tickets. Classic.