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Cops protect lovers on Brazilian Valentines Day

first_imgSAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil is celebrating its own version of Valentine’s Day, and in Sao Paulo that means flowers, chocolates and candle-lit dinners surrounded by police.Sao Paulo has seen a rash of armed stick-ups of high-end restaurants in rich neighborhoods, during which diners are robbed en masse. There have been at least 18 such robberies this year in the richest areas of the city.They’ve happened in some of the best-known establishments, including Carlota, a favorite restaurant of former President Henrique Cardoso. Quick workouts for men A group of restaurant owners met with Sao Paulo state Governor Geraldo Alckmin to plead for increased patrols on Tuesday, when Brazil celebrates its Valentine’s Day.The result: Nearly 400 police are on patrol near chic eateries to protect lovers from cash-hungry bandits.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories last_img read more