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Why wouldn't he either bail over the border to Mexico, bail to the American embassy, or bail to some other embassy?

Even if he gets arrested in an American embassy, that's got to be preferable to the inevitable "slipped and fell on a bullet" that the policia are liable to issue.

He's living in a country where the sane, rational (relatively speaking) rules of urban America definitely do not apply, fighting a battle he absolutely cannot win.

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