Really, What Can You Say?

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November 10, 2009 1:16 p.m.

From the St. Petersburg Times

A Marine reservist armed with a tire iron beat and chased a man he thought was an Arab terrorist and even called 911 to say he was detaining the man, police said.

But the man he assaulted was actually a Greek Orthodox priest visiting from overseas who spoke limited English, police said.

Instead of offering help, Bruce struck the priest on the head with a tire iron, police said.

Ye Olde long distance ethno-credal identification. Works every time.

Full story here.

Late Update: Oh my …. TPM Reader LM points out that assailant Jasen D. Bruce (or someone with the exact same name who looks an awful lot like him), in addition to bludgeoning Islamic terrorist Greek Orthodox priests, also does some (NSFW) modeling.

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