Apparent exchange with a store clerk who had just been robbed and CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Mary Beth McDade:
“The clerk told McDade that he put one of the preps in a headlock, and that he got punched for his trouble.
“But I’ve seen worse,” he said. “I’m from Cambodia. I escaped from far worse people.”
“You mean Pol Pot?” I asked.
“Who?” asked the reporter.
“The dictator,” I said. “The Khmer Rouge. You know?”
“No,” said the reporter.
“Yeah,” said the clerk, lifting up his shirt to show a constellation of long-ago scarred burn marks. “They did this. Those kids, they nothing.”
“Uh-huh,” said the reporter. “Now, where were you standing when they came in again?” (h/t LAObserved)
UPDATE:Didn’t realize it was McDade Day at the Trib’s blogs