Texas Border Patrol agents got an alarming call last week: A woman was reported walking along a road with her hands bound with rope.
The woman told agents from the station in Carrizo Springs — about 25 miles east of the Mexican border — she had been giving food and water to a man behind her house for three days, a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
Then on March 22, the man suddenly grabbed her, the woman said, tied up her feet and hands and forced her into her car. When he tried starting the car, officials said the woman was able to escape.
Border Patrol agents and Dimmit County Sheriff’s deputies went to the scene of the attempted abduction and found signs of the man heading away from the area on foot, the release said. With the help of canines, officials found a man matching the suspect’s description lying unresponsive in the brush. He was taken to a hospital where doctors said he was faking his condition. The victim positively identified him at the hospital, and agents learned he was in the United States illegally, the release said.
The man was charged by the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony and aggravated kidnapping. He faces immigration proceedings upon conclusion of the charges against him, and he’s being held in the Dimmit County Jail, the release said.
“The skill sets of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol are simply incredible,” Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak said. “Tracking and arresting this subject resulted in the detention of an undocumented alien with a propensity for violence.”
(H/T: The Daily Wire)
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