Skip to comments.More drug smugglers in Texas using spikes (road spikes to slash tires)
Posted on 03/22/2010 12:08:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
Drug smugglers are turning to a sharp law enforcement tactic as they try to stop Texas law officers from chasing them....
Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Joe Trevino says agents in south Texas have had spikes thrown at their vehicles at least five times this year.
Trevino told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that at least 15 incidents were reported in 2009, in which 33 vehicles were damaged, including 13 civilian cars and trucks. Just one incident was reported in 2008...
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Then it is time to shoot first and ask questions later......
These guys are just brazen. They show no fear...which indicates they are stupid. Amazingly so.
Although, I have to say, that kind of stupidity is frightening. Especially for our law enforcement.
Open up a can of automatic fire. That’ll stop ‘em.
Yo KBH, happy now? How’s those border law suits coming?
Now where would they get spike strips? From the corrupt Mexican police maybe?
ya and bring our troops home to patrol the border
Those of us who have lived in Appalachian coal country call those things “jack rocks”.
Jack rocks have a funny way of showing up on the roads around coal or chemical worker strikes.
The one you show is hollow, the better to puncture tires with. The lower-tech version consists of nails welded together at the heads.
Originally, I wasn’t even aware they came in a “hollow” variety; it was the only picture I could find and load.
The image I had in mind was two nails bent about 60 degrees and joined/welded together at the bend, with the heads ground off.
It would appear so...
Border patrol agents have had spikes like this one thrown at their vehicles five times while in pursuit of suspected drug runners this year, a border patrol agent said, and 15 times last year.
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