Roadside Breakdown in Sam Houston Parkway Reveals 16 Undocumented Aliens in Truck
via Wikipedia Trust me, there is nothing else in the back! I swear!
For one dude, yes, people. On Thursday night, a truck was found on the Sam Houston Parkway in southwest Houston. Naturally, Harris County Toll Road Authority Roadside Assistance came to the rescue, but once they got there, they noticed there was something fishy about this truck.
"When [the roadside assistance worker] got into that [truck] to put it into neutral, he said he could feel the heat coming from the back of the box section of the [truck]," Harris County Precinct 5 Capt. Terry Allbritton told Hair Balls. "He looked back and there was some kind of makeshift board between the cab and the box and he could just see a crowd of people stuffed back in there."
To be exact, there were 16 people in the truck, which prompted the driver to haul ass outta there.
"He fled on foot and [we] did a thorough search of the area and we couldn't locate him," Allbritton said. "So they're going to be interviewing all of the immigrants to see if maybe they could help with any leads and they'll check the residence where the truck was registered back to see if they could find anything there."
The case has since been handed over to the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Also, the immigrants were turned over to ICE's facility, but not before they were fed and given something to drink.
"They were in bad shape," Allbritton said. "Those guys hadn't eaten in days. They hadn't had any water. We were doing all that we could just to get them rehydrated, put a little food in their stomach while we were waiting for ICE to get there to transport them."
After searching for almost two hours using helicopters and dogs, the driver managed to escape. There's no description of him at the moment, but be just a little cautious of men running around the streets of southwest Houston.
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