Subject:      Kidney Theft Crosses the Border
From: (barry)
Date:         1996/12/20
Message-Id:   <59d3ei$>
Organization: San Diego State University Computing Services
Newsgroups:   alt.folklore.urban

A mutation so natural that I should have seen it coming has occurred in the
kidney theft story.  I live in San Diego, a very large American city with
a pronounced military presence.  Downtown Tijuana, Mexico, lies a mere
30 minutes away, and is a prime partying hub for well-paid soldiers 
who are under the legal drinking age.  A friend of mine heard from her 
boss on a naval base the harrowing tale of the sailor from that very base
who got slipped a bad drink in TJ and woke up missing both kidneys.  This 
version included the usual bathtub full of ice, and "Call 9-1-1" scrawled 
in lipstick on the mirror. 

It's interesting to me that the cocaine-stuffed-baby UL was also told
recently involving a border location in Texas, where short 
excursions across the border for shopping seem commonplace.  
Has anyone heard other stories with border-crossing themes? 

-Kate "bordering on a trend" Barry