U.S. tourist killed in Colombia hoste...

U.S. tourist killed in Colombia hostel robbery

There are 13 comments on the Marco Eagle story from Apr 27, 2012, titled U.S. tourist killed in Colombia hostel robbery. In it, Marco Eagle reports that:

A U.S. tourist was killed Wednesday in a robbery in a hostel in Colombia's second largest city, Medellin, according to a news story on colombiareports.com. It's believed 49-year-old Denis Ian Levy was shot dead in El Tamarindo hostel in the city's El Poblado district shortly after midnight Wednesday.

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I love Colombia

MedellĂ­n, Colombia

#1 Apr 27, 2012
I live right next door to this hostel.. Heard the gunshot... knew it was a gunshot right when i heard it... about 8 police motorcycles showed up to the hostel. From what I heard, this 49 year old new yorker brought a prostitute back to the hostel, she then called a couple guys to come rob him and the 49 yr old would not comply with them and give up his money, so they shot him once ( i only heard one shot). Now I know why they say "if you get with a prostitute here in colombia, be carefull"...not worth it. Crazy because this is one of the most beautiful and safest parts of medellin.
Mark Koltko-Rivera

New York, NY

#2 Apr 30, 2012
@I love Columbia:

I first came to know the victim, Dennis Levy, back in 1981 in New York. He was in his late 50s at the time of his death. He had gotten married a week earlier to the woman who accompanied him to the hostel; they were in the midst of closing on a house. A couple of people came to rob in the hostel, and Dennis resisted. No prostitution was involved.
wedi

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Aug 29, 2012
I love Colombia wrote:
I live right next door to this hostel.. Heard the gunshot... knew it was a gunshot right when i heard it... about 8 police motorcycles showed up to the hostel. From what I heard, this 49 year old new yorker brought a prostitute back to the hostel, she then called a couple guys to come rob him and the 49 yr old would not comply with them and give up his money, so they shot him once ( i only heard one shot). Now I know why they say "if you get with a prostitute here in colombia, be carefull"...not worth it. Crazy because this is one of the most beautiful and safest parts of medellin.
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Dennis Levy would be the last guy on earth to be caught with a prostitute.....too bad you didn't get a chance to know him or you would already know that.
stay out of Colombia

Taylor, MI

#4 Oct 2, 2012
Dirty Americans should stay out of Colombia, take your filth somewhere else, americans wreck everything they touch.

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#5 Oct 8, 2012
I live in Medellin it sad to see all these dirt bags just come to screw young prostitutes and to sniff coke Not only Americans but some Europeans too. Stay home this is not a whore house for you pigs. Criminals know this out here so they are target for robberies
well

Hamilton, Canada

#6 Oct 8, 2012
Columbia is a sh!thole. Why would anyone go there?

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#7 Oct 8, 2012
well wrote:
Columbia is a sh!thole. Why would anyone go there?
I have lived in another countries and have visited many countries I can assure it is not a shit hole if its such a shit hole why is it being flooded by Expats and Europeans who live here and would never go back to there stale boring countries where there government pimps them and forces taxes on them and their there wages. Colombia is one of the most beautiful countries I have been, with excellent an quality of life. You would probably would not know that since you probably never left your little suburban home. Typical society media fed lemming.

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#8 Oct 10, 2012
I hate to be the one to break the News another gringo dies in Medellin he was found today at 12:00 pm by police by poblado provenza area section of Medellin, he was taken to Clinca Medellin hospital He died of an over dose. The sad thing is he was found with no documents. They have tried searching local hostels and hotels but have not been able to identify him, he had some tattoos on his right arm. If anybody knows anything would help find out his identity, sad case his family is unaware of the situation.
Pete Hine

Whitby, Canada

#9 Oct 18, 2012
stay out of Colombia wrote:
Dirty Americans should stay out of Colombia, take your filth somewhere else, americans wreck everything they touch.
Another stupid Colombian.
John

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Oct 29, 2012
Laughable how Colombians attack the tourist for visiting prostitutes in Colombia. I have never met a Colombian that has not slept with a prostitute at least once and most of them use prostitutes on a regular basis, which is why it is legal and very popular. The double standard that exists is incredible. Going with a Colombian prostitute makes a hell of a lot more sense than marring one of them that is for positively certain.

Since: Aug 09

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#11 Nov 19, 2012
I love Colombia wrote:
I live right next door to this hostel.. Heard the gunshot... knew it was a gunshot right when i heard it... about 8 police motorcycles showed up to the hostel. From what I heard, this 49 year old new yorker brought a prostitute back to the hostel, she then called a couple guys to come rob him and the 49 yr old would not comply with them and give up his money, so they shot him once ( i only heard one shot). Now I know why they say "if you get with a prostitute here in colombia, be carefull"...not worth it. Crazy because this is one of the most beautiful and safest parts of medellin.
When will white americans learn there the number one target here? if you do not look, talk, dress, and act like us your days here are numbered as soon as you step foot on colombian soil. your brazen cocky personalities reign in your country NOT OURS... just stay out

Since: Aug 09

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#12 Nov 19, 2012
koolkat1 wrote:
I hate to be the one to break the News another gringo dies in Medellin he was found today at 12:00 pm by police by poblado provenza area section of Medellin, he was taken to Clinca Medellin hospital He died of an over dose. The sad thing is he was found with no documents. They have tried searching local hostels and hotels but have not been able to identify him, he had some tattoos on his right arm. If anybody knows anything would help find out his identity, sad case his family is unaware of the situation.
whats new? they die all the time
Dennis Lives

Dallas, TX

#13 Mar 25, 2015
LovinLife1974 wrote:
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When will white americans learn there the number one target here? if you do not look, talk, dress, and act like us your days here are numbered as soon as you step foot on colombian soil. your brazen cocky personalities reign in your country NOT OURS... just stay out
I lived in Cali for 6 months, and I never had any problems there. My wife now is from Cali and she helped me stay safe. The sad thing is that Colombia needs more tourists to bring their money to your poor country. But keep your attitude and your country will stay poor. Look at the violence Colombians pour on each other. That's not foreigners bringing the violence and poverty. What you need most are people with money and respect for law. You create your own hell.

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