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Border Patrol chopper forced down

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  1. dontoe

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    Border Patrol chopper forced down

    Illegal immigrants in Arizona threw rocks



    Thursday, August 25, 2005; Posted: 7:11 p.m. EDT (23:11 GMT)


    (CNN) -- Rock-throwing illegal immigrants near Yuma, Arizona, forced a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter pilot to make an emergency landing this week, the customs agency said.
    No one was hurt in the incident, which happened Tuesday while the pilot was helping agents on the ground apprehend 17 people attempting to illegally enter the U.S., spokesman Michael Gramley said. They were on the north side of the All-American Canal, a large irrigation canal that runs from California along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    While the helicopter was hovering, a group of 10 people on the south side of the canal began throwing baseball-size rocks at it, Gramley said.

    One rock hit a rotor, Gramley said. The pilot felt a bad vibration and made an emergency landing about a mile away.

    Gramley said the rock throwers were believed to be smugglers. "This type of aggressive, assaultive behavior is not something that we typically see from a migrant who's just coming to the United States to find work," he added.

    Authorities caught the 17 people on the north side of the canal, including two brothers, ages 15 and 17, suspected of being smugglers, Gramley said. One youth admitted throwing rocks, although he was not the one that hit the copter, Gramley said.

    Both teens are being processed for formal deportation, he said.
     
  2. Desert Rat

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    Maybe the pilot should carry rocks to throw back. :D
     
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    Our Helicopter brought down by thrown rocks. I am not even going to go there.
     
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    Rock salt? Hell, depleted uranium. No quarter..........
     
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    Agreed. If your gonna shoot, make it count. Got to leave one alive though so that he can tell his friends.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    And sell a video in Tijuana called "World's Wildest Border Crossings" in DVD and VHS format with a free body bag.
     
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    I say figure out some way to load 'em up with some sort of delayed reaction contagious death poison. Like some sort of huge Raid trap.
     
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    Great idea. "The wets go in but they don't come out"
     
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    There's a video somewhere of a mop-haired guy driving a white Dodge ram who picks up bunch of illegals in a parking lot (tells them they're going to build a deck), and he drives them to the immigration office.... Seeing the dudes run was HILARIOUS!!!!

    Anyone know what I'm talking about? Got a link?
     
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    I've seen that, it's freaking hilarious. :haha:

    No link though.
     
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    lol he go to home depot to get em? i would lover to see that :haha:
     
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    lol, I've seen the video, one of the funniest things EVER.
     
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