Brownsville man jailed for "ambulance chasing" charge

Eric Edward Hernandez // Brownsville Police Department Photo

A Brownsville man is facing criminal charges after being accused of "ambulance chasing" people involved in a four-vehicle auto accident.

Brownsville police arrested 27-year-old Eric Edward Hernandez on a barratry charge on Tuesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that police officers were called out to investigate a four-vehicle accident on Boca Chica Boulevard just east of Padre Island Highway.

Witnesses told police that a man had approached one of the victims and represented himself as an attorney who could help them.

The man also allegedly solicited business from the accident victims on behalf of a third-party.

Police officers at the scene arrested Hernandez and found a stack of business cards for a local body shop.

According to the State Bar of Texas, Hernandez is not a licensed attorney.