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Police, Thieves and Insanity in Goa

Any movement or scene seems to leave its share of debris behind. Goa was full of stories each year and the casualties of theft, busts, flip outs and other nightmares were high. However much we felt at home in Goa we were still foreigners in a foreign land and every guest is subject to the quirks and caprices of the host.

Any movement or scene seems to leave its share of debris behind. Goa was full of stories each year and the casualties of theft, busts, flip outs and other nightmares were high. However much we felt at home in Goa we were still foreigners in a foreign land and every guest is subject to the quirks and caprices of the host.

The principal parasites that fed off the scene were the cops and robbers. They both wanted your money and would do just about anything to get it. The thieves rarely resorted to violence, that was just not the Indian way, but were adept at entering your home. The tiles could be taken off the roof of your house, bolts loosened or latches lifted with fishing rods from the opposite win