I know Bordeaux has wonderful properties but I didn’t know it could charm burglars . . . a gunman in the USA burst into a party and ended up tasting the wine, giving group hugs and walking away without harming a soul.
A group of friends was finishing a dinner of marinated steaks and jumbo shrimp on the back patio of a District of Columbia home. That's when a hooded man slid through an open gate and pointed a handgun at the head of a 14-year-old girl.
"Give me your money, or I'll start shooting," he said, according to D.C. police and witnesses. Everyone froze, including the girl's parents.
"We were just finishing dinner," Cristina Rowan, 43, told the man. "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?"
The intruder had a sip of their Chateau Malescot St-Exupery and said, "Damn, that's good wine."
The girl's father, Michael Rabdau, 51, told the intruder to take the whole glass, and Rowan offered him the whole bottle.
The robber, with his hood down, took another sip and a bite of Camembert cheese. He put the gun away.
The story then turns even more bizarre.
"I think I may have come to the wrong house," he said before apologizing. "Can I get a hug?"
The man walked away a few moments later with the crystal wine glass in hand. Nothing was stolen, and no one was hurt.
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