Friday, January 27, 2006

Oh, Canada.

The Canadian man who was being detained in Cuba, for brawling with a fresh masseur that groped his wife, is on his way home. Hope he learned his lesson: when visiting a totalitarian dicatatorship, you just might not be as untouchable as you think (pun intended).

Ottawa man free from Cuban detention after scuffle with masseur
Last Updated Fri, 27 Jan 2006 13:36:34 EST
CBC News

A man from the Ottawa area who was detained in Cuba after breaking a resort worker's ankle during a scuffle on a beach is scheduled to return to Canada on Friday night.

"The accusations against me have been dropped," Clyde Carriere told the Ottawa Sun by phone Thursday.

The 37-year-old was supposed to fly home to Embrun, Ont., with his wife Lynne and their two children last Friday, but Cuban police ordered him to stay while they checked into a possible complaint against him.

FROM JAN. 23, 2006: Canadian held after dispute with Cuban masseur
Carriere was involved in a scuffle with a masseur at the Sol Cayo Coco resort after his wife alleged the man inappropriately touched her. The masseur later approached the couple on the beach after Lynne walked out without paying.

Carriere pushed the man, who ended up with a broken ankle.

Cuban authorities seized Carriere's passport and detained him while waiting to see if the masseur would file a complaint against him.

The Carrieres say they still don't know if Cuban authorities plan to act on their complaints against the masseur.

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