A Mexican bandit made a specialty of crossing the Rio Grande from time
to time and robbing banks in Texas. Finally, a reward was offered for
his capture, and an enterprising Texas ranger decided to track him
down. After a lengthy search, he traced the bandit to his favorite
cantina, snuck up behind him, put his trusty six-shooter to the
bandit's head and said, "You're under arrest. Tell me where you hid
the loot or I'll blow your brains out."
But the bandit didn't speak English, and the Ranger didn't speak
Spanish. Fortunately, a bilingual lawyer was in the saloon and
translated the Ranger's message. The terrified bandit blurted out in
Spanish that the loot was buried under the oak tree in back of the
cantina. "What did he say?" asked the Ranger. The lawyer answered, "He
said 'Get lost, Gringo. You wouldn't dare shoot me!'"