So it's later, at a restaurant, and John's impressing Riley with his command of Spanish, and he jokes that they serve a killer Thanksgiving buffet here, and they congratulate each other for getting to know each other NORMALLY, and I would really like people to start shooting soon. She's about to tell him what his "tell" is when some pushy old dude with a little camera snaps their picture and then starts expounding on the wonders of the digital age, and how he can e-mail them a photo. John gets testy with the camera-happy entrepreneur and offers him five bucks to delete the photos. Buddy's just about to accept when he recognizes John -- "You're Sarah Connor's son," he says, to John's chagrin and Riley's amazement. Well, he did used to live there. John tries to pretend -- really unconvincingly, too -- that Buddy has the wrong guy, and then excuses himself to speak to the guy privately, off to the side, behind a beaded curtain, which, you know, ain't exactly soundproof.
"I remember when the Connors left Dejalo. And I remember the stories that were told after you were gone," says the cameraman. John still tries to pretend he's someone else, so the shutterbug gets right to it: "These are pictures you wouldn't want the authorities to see," he says. John asks him how much. "Everything you've got," says the guy.
But this guy didn't count on Riley being an idiot; suddenly, she grabs the camera from his hands, which touches off a near riot in the bar. John yells for her to run, and she tries, but she winds up grabbed by a couple of Mexican police officers who happen to be at the bar (one of whom, kinda hilariously, doesn't appear to have bothered to get off his barstool to help stop the crazy gringos). John races outside, where the Day of the Dead parade is in half-assed swing, but he's got to stop and turn around, because he realizes girls don't sleep with guys who run away leaving them to deal with police in a foreign country. Or, at least, they shouldn't.
So John's being questioned by the cop and what appears to be a superior officer. John's story is that they're just tourists, which is true, except this makes the cop suspicious, because what, Cancun's not good enough for them? John says the guy with the camera just got bumped and he and Riley were running away because they thought a fight was going to break out. He admits to being 16, says he wasn't drinking, says his mother and uncle don't know where he is.