Viewer Catches Police Rescuing Immigrants on Camera
Apr 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM CST
Apr 30, 2013
Laredoan Matias De Llano was on his way to work, when he said he witnessed an incredible rescue by local law enforcement. "I noticed there was a line of Police and EMT's and fire department, Border Patrol, I said, 'wow' what's going on. So I pulled over at Walmart and I noticed two people on top of the tractor trailer." De Llano sent us this video, showing law enforcement working together to rescue two females off the top of a tractor-trailer he witnessed driving down the highway. "I did the video because I couldn't believe my eyes. I was thinking, I didn't want to assume what it was, but I couldn't believe my eyes. Someone would get on top of a tractor-trailer and barrel down the highway going 70 miles per hour. It's very dangerous." Police officials tell us the women were turned over to Border Patrol after they were rescued. Border Patrol officials say this is growing trend they see among smugglers. "Any abrupt movement by the driver can cause their life. Here in Laredo the temperature goes up to three digits, so you have the heat to worry about as well.” For the two girls rescued today, De Llano says he is glad their lives were saved. "I don't know who called in, or who called 911. Whoever it was probably saved these two individuals lives. So I want to commend that person or whoever did that." If you see anything like this, you can report it to border patrol at 1-800-343-1994.