Love is all you need? Yeah, right. Not if you’re named John Lennon and you live in Brazil. At least four people in recent weeks with a variation on the name of the famous Beatle have been implicated in some suspicious activity.
John Lenon Camargos Gomes was accused of murdering five people and attempting to murder two people. John Lennon Fonseca Ferreira and John Lennon Ribeiro Siqueira were both arrested in an alleged robbery. And, the body of John Lennon Sebastiao da Silva was found dead in his vehicle after an apparent revenge attack.
Coincidence? We think not. Somehow the ghost of John Lennon is trying to reach out through the disfranchised youth of Brazil and remind people that a “working class hero” not given a chance is a working class hero gone awry.
Or there were just a bunch of poor, horny Beatles fans/parents in Brazil at the time. that’s probably a safer bet.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles