Friday, March 17, 2006

Flying Cow Leaves Two Police Cars in Flames

A little light reading for a Friday;

Talk about a wild night near Seguin. A cow came flying out of its trailer, sent DPS and police scrambling, and left two police cars going up in flames.

[…] Watson told News 4 WOAI, "We believe the gate of the cattle trailer came open, and the cow, for lack of a better phrase spilled out onto the Interstate. It was pretty chaotic for a while."

Several cars hit some of the cows. One cow died. DPS troopers called for backup.
That's when one officer was nearly run down by a speeding truck, carrying two illegal immigrants inside.

Seguin Police were out looking for those illegal immigrants. They parked their cars in the hot grass, burning two of them including that brand new 2006 Crown Victoria. Watson said, "Well, all of a sudden, another officer who'd arrived on the scene, alerted the sergeant that there was a fire."

Everything inside was destroyed, including tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment designed for the patrol cars.

[…] The two Mexican immigrants, ages 21 and 23, are in custody for illegally entering the country and evading arrest. Watson says they have replacement cars for now, but hope the city council will vote to get new cars soon.
(From, San Antonio)

Ho hum, another typical day in Central Texas. No wonder the traffic around here is so bad.

Seguin, for the benefit of you "furriners," is a nice little city northeast of San Antonio and is the home of Texas Lutheran University, an excellent liberal-arts college.

As a snarky aside, I love the way they refer to illegal border crossers as “immigrants.” They wouldn’t do that if these guys had crossed from the USA into Mexico. Why does everybody else in the world get to have their own nation-states with meaningful borders, except for us?