Border Patrol agent jailed for disorderly conduct
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:24:01 GMT —
A Border Patrol agent found himself on the other side of the law after being arrested in Edinburg early Monday morning.
Around 2:30 a.m., when neigbhors were awakened by barking dogs outside their homes.
One man, who doesn TMt want his identity revealed, said his dogs first alerted him something was wrong.
"I have three guard dogs that I keep," he said. "One of them is German Sheppard and very smart. He was the one that was able to alert me."
As it turned out, Roel Benegas and Santos Guerra, later identified as a Border Patrol agent, were causing a disturbance outside his home. They were reportedly yelling and egging him on to come outside, even trying to break in to his prized 2008 Corvette.
After calling police, he stepped outside and noticed kick marks on the driver's side door.
"These guys are suppose to be protecting our borders and their out there behind the badge trying to do crime, he said.
Shortly after police arrested the pair, an Edinburg police report indicated Agent Guerra had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. This victim believes the pair thought they were simply above the law.
"I just have one message for people like them, next time they may not be so lucky, next time somebody might respond in another kind of fashion, he added.
Tonight a third suspect in the case remains on the run.
Damage estimates are at 25 hundred dollars.