That’s just it — he wasn’t thinking at all.
A seemingly minor misstep by 24-year-old Jose Nahun Lopez-Cruz, of parking in a handicapped spot in West Dallas, Texas, was only the beginning of a cascade of charges that came crashing down on him when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) slapped him with a detainer in early July.
“It’s OK, she’s gonna be 16 soon,” the man inexplicably said to police about his live-in girlfriend, whom an officer had spotted in the Toyota Camry in a parking lot near Trinity Groves, as The Dallas Morning News reported.
It’s not “OK” at all — not for him, for her, or for the American people — until justice is served.
Right now, for Lopez-Cruz, positive thinking got him as far as a jail cell.
The man is being held in the Dallas County Jail on a $25,500 bond, as Breitbart reported.
Law enforcement also spotted an open container of alcohol in the man’s car; marijuana was found as well.
ICE lodged a detainer on July 8 against the self-admitted citizen of Honduras, who was apparently illegally present in the United States, according to The Daily Caller. The Texas anti-sanctuary city law known as SB4 requires local law enforcement agencies to comply with such requests, as the outlet also noted.
The Texas anti-sanctuary city law known as SB4 requires local law enforcement agencies to comply with such requests.
So what began as a minor traffic stop ended with charges involving drugs, alcohol, and the sexual assault of a child — and an ICE detainer for being in the country illegally.
The young teen, only 15, told police via a translator that she had been living with Lopez-Cruz for two months, and that she had been having sex with the man regularly during that time.
Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to LifeZette.