Translated by Fulano from an aritcle in Ecos de Rosarito.
The beach at Cabo Delfín, on boulevard Popotla, is turning into a dangerous area due to the constant abuses and robberies committed by the municipal police against the “parking attendants” and people who come to pass some time admiring the view of the beach from the Cabo Delfín lookout point, among all are couples and groups of friends.
Residents of the location complained that the police always come to the location to pick up parking attendants and whatever visitors they want, with the goal of “taking” money.
During the day a small two-door patrol vehicle is seen, meanwhile it is at night that they show their faces. They work in a pick-up which they usually fill up with detained people, many of them visitors.
According to the local people, in the beach area of Cabo Delfín there is a scenic viewpoint where every day vehicles with couple or groups of friends park to pass some time, without paying anything for parking as the area is in the federal zone.
At the location are various “parking attendants,” known to the locals as people who make a living caring for and cleaning cars, as well as picking up trash the visitors leave.
Just to be allowed to work and not be arrested, they have to give the largest part of their income to the police who supposedly come to bring order.
“It is something very ugly that they come to take what little money is earned, because these are men who are out of work and it is the only income they have,” said a resident.
Not just satisfied with stealing money from the “parking attendants,” the same is also done with couples who come to enjoy the beach, using the pretext that they are doing something immoral or drinking beer inside their vehicle.
“At night it is worse. The patrol car approaches with its light turned off and with all the arrogance in the world the police get out and start to mistreat and arrest those people who are in their vehicles. They pull them out and search them. They threaten them with arrest. As such, the victims would rather give them some money so their stay is not ruined.”
Residents think this is a harmful practice detrimental to developing tourism, as these same police officers are the ones who make playa Cabo Delfín a dangerous place, where visitors suffer from humiliation and theft.
As such, they are asking the appropriate authorities to take notice of the matter and stop the police from continuing to damage Rosarito and its people.