Last Friday there was a road rage incident on Cong Quynh street in Saigon. Three friends (on 2 motorbikes) were returning home from a night of drinking when they got into a close call with a couple of other guys on another motorbike…..an argument ensued and one of the 3 friends thought it was a good idea to take off his belt and start whipping the guys on the offending motorbike. Needless to say this wasn’t too smart.
One of the guys being whipped didn’t take too kindly to the abuse and pulled out a couple knives . Hmmm…2 knives vs. a belt….I think I would have started running the other way if I were the guy with the belt. Maybe he was too drunk to comprehend that he was at a severe disadvantage. Amazingly the guy with the belt survived albeit with severe injuries from 3 stab wounds….unfortunately his 2 friends who probably came to his aid weren’t so lucky…..both died. Apparently there were plenty of witnesses to the murders, but they were too afraid to interfere in the fight….hopefully someone at least wrote down the license plate and the cops will catch the killer.
I drive down Cong Quynh all the time….and now I will always think of these dummies when I’m driving down that street. I admit getting pretty pissed off at the crazy drivers in Saigon every now and then….but you never know what some people are capable of…so next time I’ll think harder before I start throwing out “du ma mays” around. There is a popular quote from the movie “The Untouchables” in which the Sean Connery character says “never bring a knife to a gun fight”….if he were in Vietnam it might be changed to “never bring a belt to a knife fight”.
Read the original story from Thanh Nien HERE.