France: Honk! Biff! Bam!

One surprising result of French affluence has been a marked increase in French pugnacity. Near the Madeleine in Paris, two motorists quarreled over a parking space, and in the fight that followed one dropped dead of a heart attack. An Algerian became so enraged when his car was sideswiped that he shot the other driver in the head with a pistol. Adman Joël de Cizancourt, 34, was sitting in his parked sports car when a man carrying a suitcase passed close by him. Shouting that the suitcase had scratched his beautiful car, De Cizancourt leaped out and angrily slugged the...

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