The rise and fall of El Pollo Justiciero!
June 9, 2009 12:38 PM Subscribe
Another day in a regular city in Argentina, another thief looking to score a car in a city well fed-up with a high crime rate. Or it would have been, except for the enterprising chicken-suit wearing guy
that was promoting a nearby shop, who gave pursuit and captured the would-be car thief.
Yes, the local reporters were enjoying themselves
, how not to
. And soon was born the new superhero El Pollo Justiciero
, thanks to Facebook. Much rejoicing and autograph signing follows, not to mention the increased sales in the chicken place the suited one was promoting. Until the police let everyone know that was some other valiant passerby
the real hero, and the shop owner claimed credit when he saw the reporters around. Oh how the Facebook rage now foams
... To add further injury, the chicken guy was found to be an ex-con
with a sentence for robbing his clients while peddling umbanda healing. [All stuff in Spanish, sorry. Google Translate at your pleasure, or whatever works for you. Thanks for your patience!]