Died a violent death, but to survive until 65 in Caruaru – that’s got to count for something.
The crime happened late on Wednesday April 17, 2013. Francisco de Assis Bezerra nicknamed Chico da Cebola (Chico the Onion), an onion merchant from Caruaru was hanging out with his family at home when their residence was stormed by three armed burglars with t-shirts over their heads. The thugs demanded money but because he had none at home, he offered to write them a check as a sign of good will to cooperate.
The burglars were not happy with that and shot the merchant in front of his family before fleeing through the backyard. At the end of the day the thugs left just as empty handed as they came, but caused one family unspeakable grief. It’s dangerous being a merchant in Caruaru. Or maybe I should have left “a merchant” out and say: It’s dangerous being in Caruaru. Poor epic beer gut dude.