We don’t doubt that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is telling the truth here, because we’ve seen some pretty weird things come through their Twitter feed, and this wouldn’t even rank that highly.
A Honduran man who illegally crossed into the US climbed this tree in AZ as #USBP agents approached him. He then lit the tree on fire and began throwing rocks at the agents & at a #CBP helicopter. The man claimed to be part of one of the migrant caravans: https://t.co/DNt6VJZHrR pic.twitter.com/27H3On69PP
— CBP (@CBP) November 26, 2018
Now this is in Arizona, and yet the man claimed to part of one of the migrant caravans — someone should alert CNN’s Brian Stelter, since he wrote off the mess at the San Ysidro border crossing because the southern border is, like, really, really long and, like so many leftist protests, mostly peaceful. It didn’t seem to occur to him that Border Patrol agents are responsible for securing the whole thing.
Just imagine how they’ll behave in our neighborhoods
— J Jimenez (@mrjjimenez) November 26, 2018
He was just throwing rocks at border agents and the helicopter because he wants to become a legal American citizen so damn bad. No, he was just seeking asylum like all the others.
According to USCBP, there’s more to the story:
The subject eventually came down from the tree and was taken into custody. He was determined to be a 31-year-old Honduran national illegally in the U.S. The subject told arresting agents that he had been part of one of the migrant caravans that had been covered by the media in Mexico recently. He was transported to the Yuma Central Processing Center. The Winterhaven Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
During processing, the subject was found to have several previous arrests in Florida as well as a previous deportation from the U.S. on June 4, 2018. The subject is being presented for prosecution and removal proceedings.
Several previous arrests in Florida and a previous deportation just this summer. We’d be curious to know what the arrests were for — we were assured there were no criminals among the migrants in the caravan the second President Trump tweeted that there were.
So, he’s an illegal alien arsonist!
— msdeplorable2?? (@msdeplorable2) November 26, 2018
Wait a minute…. he lit the tree on fire that he climbed?
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) November 26, 2018
And these are their best people…
— 45for8 SuperElite (@45for8) November 26, 2018
Remember, CNN’s Bill Weir told us they were just coming here to pick vegetables and clean hotel room toilets — as Conan O’Brien said, they’re just coming to do the jobs Americans won’t do. Like throwing rocks.
He seems nice, maybe take a chance to know the guy
— Me-Memes (@fuckshack_memes) November 26, 2018
BUSTED: Migrants caught on video throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents https://t.co/dgDgP2nVmS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 25, 2018