Friday, October 3, 2008

Stolen condom carrier found sans condoms

Prophylactics swiped from Mexico condom-mobile

October 01, 2008 9:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY - Missing in Mexico: 5,000 condoms, sound equipment and a motor used to inflate a giant prophylactic, all stolen from a "condom-mobile" used to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. The coordinator of an HIV/AIDS awareness tour, Polo Gomez, said the truck was taken Sunday from its parking spot in front of a friend's house in Mexico City.

It was recovered Wednesday in a shopping mall parking lot in a northern suburb - minus the condoms and the equipment. Gomez said the thieves left some 800 HIV tests and a 23-foot inflatable prophylactic, which were also in the vehicle.

The truck wasn't hard to locate. It features painted images of a peeled banana, the exposed part shaped like a condom, and a shirtless man saying: "I protect myself. Do you?"
After the theft received widespread media coverage, residents phoned police with the vehicle's whereabouts, Gomez said.

The Condomovil program has toured Mexico since 1998 promoting safe sex practices while distributing 1.2 million condoms to more than 700,000 people, Gomez said. The inflatable condom was used to draw attention from passers-by.
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Robbers robbing rubbers? What gave them the idea they could sell those in the underground market? 5,000 of them? Unless the robber would want to keep them for personal use, in which case he's got a steady supply of condoms for about 13 years or more, assuming he plans to use 1 each day. Maybe the robber is now thinking about robbing a viagra-van mobile.

But what on earth does he plan to do with the 23-foot condom?


2 comments:

Amadeo said...

it is sad that you can't find enough about the Philippines to put in your blogsite.

WillyJ said...

Thanks for the tip. Yes there are enough interesting stories about the Philippines. Maybe I cant find enough time or am just too lazy :-) ok let me work on it.