I have often written that one can have a fun, safe time here in Angeles City if common sense is used and one must always remember that he or she is in a foreign country. I have heard about a recent robbery taking place in which an Asian Tourist picked up two ladies on the street in front of SkyTrax at 0430 in the morning. He was drunk. He took them back to his hotel, fell asleep and woke up to find that his adventure cost him around P70,000. Naturally, his female companions had disappeared. My goodness, how many times have I written in this column to NOT pick up ladies on the street. Now, I have heard different versions of this story and I am not sure which one is true but what I am writing was provided by a police contact. Whatever version is floating around does not matter. What does matter is that the tourist was STUPID. He might as well just invited the ladies to rob him. One story has him opening his safe and one lady was able to get the safe combination. Another version has the theft as high as 2.5 million pesos. You know this town, rumors float around easily and the facts can change by the hour.
Folks, be careful, very careful on how much you drink and where you pick up your ladies, and man, be very careful with your money. Never open your hotel safe with anyone else in your room, I don't care how good looking they are or how nice.