Horatio Caine: “Seems like this president needs …”
:: Puts on sunglasses ::
Horatio Caine: “Better security czechs.”
In what was sure to be an otherwise routine bridge opening ceremony in Chrastava, a village 100 kilometers north of Prague, Czech President and notorious pen thief Vaclav Klaus got the scare of a lifetime.
A young man decked out in full camouflage, wielding a plastic gun used in the paintball-life Airsoft, approached Klaus and fired several plastic pellets from one meter away. Klaus was struck in the arm.
Amazingly, Klaus’ bodyguards stood there and did nothing, letting the man stroll away like nothing happened. Eventually he was rounded up and put into the back of a police car, without handcuffs, without injury.
In the understatement of the year, Nova TV quoted Klaus as telling his bodyguards, “You really did not manage this well.”
What prompted the plastic assassin to fire at the president? The man reportedly told Nova before he was arrested that the government was “blind and deaf to the laments of the people.”
No doubt the U.S. Secret Service would have mangled this dude into a pretzel. Heck, Kevin Costner would have acted more appropriately than this.
Are Klaus’ body men trying to tell him something?