August 26, 2005

Rock brings down Border Patrol chopper

Illegal aliens throwing rocks forced a Border Patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing near Andrade, CA yesterday.

17 illegals were apprehended after the incident, and the pilots weren't injured, but ten other illegals got away.

The A-Star helicopter was two miles west of the U.S. Port of Entry in Andrade, Calif., on Tuesday when a group of immigrants began throwing rocks at the aircraft.

One baseball-sized rock gashed the rotor, forcing the pilot to land nearby, said Michael Gramley, spokesman for the Border Patrol sector based in Yuma, Ariz.

Can the Border Patrol cops shoot back? Please?

Posted by mhking at August 26, 2005 07:44 AM

Shoot Back? No, that might be impolite and certainly not PC. Let's just reclassify the 'border patrol cops' to 'border crossing facilitators' so that we don't offend anyone.

Posted by: OddBrian at August 26, 2005 11:17 AM