Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring break nightmare in Mexico

Lakeville man home after ordeal in Mexican jail
Evan Tweed was scared.
Forced into the back of a pickup truck and handcuffed to a metal bar next to an armed guard trained on him, the Lakeville businessman, husband and father was driven off by local police as panicked friends and family’s pleas of his innocence were ignored.
“It was just so surreal,” Tweed said “It was unbelievable, Everybody I was with in this group was completely shocked.”
Tweed, his wife Teresa and son Sam, a Lakeville North High School senior, were expecting fun and good memories when they traveled to Mexico with a group of about 75 other Lakeville families over spring break in March.
Among them was Tim Durst of Lakeville, who was standing near Tweed at a club on the resort March 21 when an altercation occurred.The Tweeds had gold-level accommodations and perks at an all-inclusive Mexican resort, which has been a popular spring break destination for many high school students and their families in and around Lakeville.
“The next thing I know, Evan is in handcuffs,” Durst said.

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