(posted March 4, 10:20 a.m.)- Nicaragua’s truculent and churlish human-rights ombudsman is being investigated by police for allegedly threatening a man with a pistol in a kindergarten parking lot, according to El Nuevo Diario.
Omar Cabezas was accused yesterday of pulling out a gun and threatening the life of Geovanny Antonio Duarte, a chauffeur who was dropping a kid off at kindergarten. Duarte says Cabezas accused him of cutting him off in traffic outside the Colegio Alemán Nicaragüense.
Cabezas, a former Sandinista guerrilla comandante known for his hotheadedness, acknowledges the argument but denies that he pulled out a gun.
This would not be the first time that Cabezas has lost his cabeza.
The ombudsman, whose term in office expired over a year ago but remains at his post under a controversial presidential decree, is known for his temper, controversial comments and questionable judgment.