Mauro Cortez argues with family members about his new purple shirt, reportedly reading "I own a Honda. Be nice to me."
His family warns him that purple is a dangerous color as of late, due to the Barrio Grape Street gang.
Mauro does not understand the concept of gang colors.
Moments later a teenager on a bike opens fire on the group, wounding Mauro and killing his 1-year-old son, Angel.
Outrage ensues. A huge reward offered. A 15-year-old arrested.
- Mauro is described as a recent immigrant from Mexico who barely speaks English. So...he's illegal, right?
- Later reports omit the text of his shirt and I can't find any images or mention of such a shirt outside of the initial reports on this incident. CONSPIRACY?
- Barrio Grape Street's rivals are called Fudgetown. Yeah.