Comedian disarms good-humored gangsters


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Nathaniel Firethorn
January 26, 2003, 10:16 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=573&ncid=757&e=1&u=/nm/20030126/od_nm/albania_dc

TIRANA, Albania (Reuters) - A famous Albanian comedian averted a highway robbery by making the bandits laugh, an Albanian newspaper reported.

The gangsters who aimed Kalashnikov rifles at Sejfulla Myftari's car recognized his shaved head and bulging eyes when he stepped out of it, the Shekulli daily said last week.

"Oh thanks, I haven't seen a Kalash (Kalashnikov) in ages -- will you let me hold it please," Myftari said, reaching to pat one of the guns as if it were a much-missed toy.

The bandits laughed and told Myftari and his friends to leave quickly so that they could hold up another car instead.

Armed hold-ups were common in Albania when the impoverished Balkan country plunged into anarchy in 1997, but they have become rare in recent years. Laughter, the best alternative force...

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Blackhawk
January 26, 2003, 10:24 PM
Sounds plausible to me.... :D

Kahr carrier
January 27, 2003, 08:15 AM
Yikes make them laugh.:)

thaddeus
January 27, 2003, 08:20 PM
Getting held up by a couple guys with automatic assault rifles? That makes American streets seem so amazingly docile.

JackShandy
January 28, 2003, 07:27 PM
Still, I don't think one of my actions would be to reach for a weapon pointed at me, no matter what my fame.

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