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1999 Personal Account

Dear Sirs / Friends,

I'm Italian, but I spent a few years working in Brazil. I remember well an event that happened last year in Sao Paulo. We all laughed really a lot. It was almost a Warner Bros. cartoon death.

A car full of gangsters was being pursued by a police car, and soon both began to fire at each other. Suddenly, one of the gangsters had the bright idea to throw a grenade against the police car. He pulled the pin and in the heat of the chase, he threw the pin out of the car instead of the grenade. The policemen saw the man doing this! The hand grenade exploded in the gangster's car, killing him instantly and wounding the other bandits.

I can clearly remember the laughter of the citizens, policemen, and the television anchormen.

I hope this helps on your researches into the human... "strange interpretation of life and dead."

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