TAMPA — Marine reservist Jasen Bruce was getting clothes out of the trunk of his car Monday evening when a bearded man in a robe approached him.
That man, a Greek Orthodox priest named Father Alexios Marakis, speaks little English and was lost, police said. He wanted directions.
What the priest got instead, police say, was a tire iron to the head. Then he was chased for three blocks and pinned to the ground — as the Marine kept a 911 operator on the phone, saying he had captured a terrorist.
If he'd seen action, maybe I'd understand ... a bit, but I'd lay down a $5 bill that this guy spends his spare time parked in front of the TV watching Fox 'News' and reading NRA pamphlets.
I thought we got over beating on people who looked different once the craziness after September 11th died down. And you wonder why others in the world (There's something else beside America out there?) think we're grand assholes?