I dunno: I mean, drug cartels are criminal organizations which exist for nefarious reasons. I could see someone trying to rip off a cartel as a sort of ‘Robin Hood’ kind of thing (them, with noble intentions, of course). I don’t know the grandfather’s intentions (probably not-so-noble), but either way, ripping off a friggin’ international criminal organization takes a sh*tload of resources–if not just firepower–which is something the dude just didn’t have. He got in way over his head, and his grandson damn near paid with his life. But I agree: “effing awful/effin’ stoopid!”
I am glad they found the little man safe and sound, though. I think KGS is right though; if the cartels harmed a hair on the boy’s head, their own heads would be mounted on pikes outside Las Vegas’ gates.
Yes, I know Vegas doesn’t have gates. They’d spike ‘em up on the Excalibur or somethin’.