You would think that this idiot would realize that at a time like now with all the Korean media attention on GI crime that any little thing committed by anyone associated with USFK will make national headlines:
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea, March 9 (Yonhap) — A U.S. Army mechanic working in South Korea was caught by police for threatening a South Korean citizen with a knife during a road dispute, officers here said Saturday.
A 48-year-old aircraft maintenance crew member from the 8th U.S. Army, identified only by the initial J, allegedly threatened a 42-year-old South Korean citizen, known as Choi, with a knife the previous day while having an argument over a near accident involving their cars on a street in Pyeongtaek, some 70 kilometers south of Seoul.
He has been handed over to the U.S. military police to face investigation, according to the Pyeongtaek Police Station.
The U.S. employee is also suspected of scratching Choi’s car twice with the knife when Choi was trying to escape from the threat, it added.
Unable to retreat, Choi threatened J with a rock he had picked up and lied, saying he was a police officer, the station said. Upon hearing this, J fled but was soon caught by actual police officers.
The man, known as a Korean-American, was not intoxicated at the time, and admitted his wrongdoings upon his arrest, according to the investigators. [Yonhap]
Maybe this idiot was thinking that since I am a Korean-American contractor no one will realize that I am associated with USFK and thus can act the fool? The Marmot’s Hole has more on this story to include the contractor saying that Choi nearly killed him by running a red light and when he confronted Choi through his passenger window he moved his car causing him to fall. When he fell he says Choi came at him with rock thus he went back to his car to get his fishing knife. The Marmot’s Hole has a link to a Donga TV video where it is hard to make out who is at fault in this incident.
Even if this is all true the contractor will get the most of the blame and it is not because he is USFK. In Korea if you pull out a knife on someone it is like pulling a gun on someone in the US. It is a big escalation of the situation. Just ask the Private John Humphrey what happens if you pull out a knife even if you are being assaulted, choked, and beaten by a mob.