Whatever you do, do NOT leave hotel zone ALONE.

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  1. lets_party

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    We just came back safe and sound from Cancun yesterday. It was three of us, three sinlge guys. To cut long story short, on Saturday night two of us made new lady friends and one of our friend was left alone. So, we told our friend to stay in hotel zone and NOT do anything stupid.

    Our newly met lady friends took off around 2 in morning and we tried getting hold of our third friend but he couldn't be found. His cell was turned off. We thought he would call back and we went to bed.

    On Sunday morning, we got a call from front lobby that our friend is in Jail for engaging in sexual act with minor. He was way outside of hotel zone and was somewhere in rural Cancun area where no tourists go.

    Anyways, we went to jail to see him on Sunday morning and came to find out this has potential to be worst if he gets to proven guilty, he could spend years in Mexico jail. We literally spent half day at jail with expedia English translator, US Councel representative and local lawyer. We came back to Jail next day to give him food because they don't provide food there.

    Mexican authority were going to conduct some lab tests and based on tests they would determine whether our friend was innocent or guilty. Our friend told us that he didn't do anything illegal, he was hanging outside of downtown Cancun with other person (who happens to be minor) and cops came by and arrested him. I don't know facts but he said that cops took his money.

    Anyways, he spent 48 hours in prison and he was released on Wednesday morning. He came back to hotel safe but his money was gone.

    To cut it short folks, do not ever go outside of tourist zone alone. No matter what!! I don't know whether our friend did something wrong or not (he is saying he didn't do anything but why would police arrest him for hanging there), but he had no business being outside of tourist area on Saturday morning. We were glad he came out in 48 hours, just imagine if he was still there what his family members would go through. His brother had flights on stand by if he were to stay in prison for more than 48 hours.

    Just take it as advice, I don't want to see any other tourist having ruined their vacation. Our vacation was ruined because we spend well part of 3 days being worried about our friend. Even after he was released, we didn't leave hotel and couldn't get over what happened.

    We been to Cancun 7 times in 3 years, but hate to say this would be our last trip there. But whoever gets to read this, folks please stay safe. Just because you are outside of US, you don't have to act tough or stupid.

    Peace Out
     
  2. Steve

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    I guess we'll never know all the facts on this one but;

    To be honest that is truly ridiculous advice.

    I've lived downtown for 8 years and never once been arrested or jailed. I have a ton of expat friends who have also lived downtown for years and none of them have ever been arrested or jailed and we are just as white and Gringo as you and your friends are and most of us visit downtown bars and clubs regularly.

    He has to have done something stupid, surely.
     
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    Don't know what he has done Steve. We asked him many times, he said he was walking from one club to another outside of downtown Cancun and cops came by and threw lights at his face and put him in truck. They drove him around for few hours then put him in jail.

    What pissed me off the most was one cop, one lab guy took my friend to the lab for some tests and when they came back, my friend was in tears but both cops and lab guys were speaking in spanish and laughing funny at him.

    To some downtown Cancun or outside tourist zone is home while for true tourists it's outside of safe zone and I wouldn't risk going there again especially after what happned to my friend. Furthermore, if he has done something stupid like engaged in sex act with minor, lab tests would have proven otherwise but he was released after 48 hours.

    Better be safe than sorry, avoid Cancun altogether in my opinion. ;)
     
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    Let_Party... isn't this the second crisis your friends have gotten into in the last year? First outside Coco Bongo, now this. I work in a hotel, live downtown, party in the hotel zone and downtown, and have NEVER heard stories from tourist like yours. Either you guys have bad luck and no matter where you go you will have the same problems; or you make stupid decisions and will always have the same results.
     
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    Is this the guy from Kentucky?
     
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    I would advise everyone to NOT engage in sexual acts with minors or anyone else for that matter out on the sidewalk of ANY city in the world!
     
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    Do the same in any Swedish suburb and you run the risk of getting arrested, same goes for Australia or any other country I have ever lived in or visited.

    The key phrase is: Use common sense!!

    Id love to ask your friend if he would do the same back home, wherever that is, and if thats legal and accepted.
     
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    That sounds like it must be the same guy! If this indeed is him, your friend is lying to you. Av Yaxchilan is smack dab in the middle of downtown and plenty of tourists go there.

    If I were a dude and got caught doing this, I SURELY would not tell my friends what a perv (in fact, pedophile) I am! Don't blame Cancun, blame your friend that was in a compromising enough position that they suspected that he was having sex with a child. Underage prostitution is a huge issue in Cancun...I don't know why it'd piss you off that they were laughing. I'd probably laugh at someone that dumb and drunk too.
     
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    Yeap that is him. Funny, it is all over internet. I will share that post to each of my friends so we all stay away from him going forward. I didn't know he swings other way until this trip. We're done hanging with him. For what's it worth, he got a lady friend back home (go figure!!). He's from Kentucky, we're from TN.

    Tori -- it was pure bad luck. This guy is dumb and he do stupid things. I been there 7 times and never been into any sort of trouble. For being a good friend, we were looking out for him but it upsets and stress someone out if this happens on a trip. He's still saying that he is innocent. Who knows. I don't care. He must have done something to be in this situation though.
     
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