Sunday, June 11, 2006

Caledonia info update: US Border Patrol involved!

Well, this is certainly an interesting turn of events.  It is revealed that the Americans who had their car stolen from them by the protesters were not NY State troopers as previously mentioned.

"... incident involved the theft of a motor vehicle, which was swarmed, its occupants forcibly removed and [the] vehicle taken. An OPP officer [was] deliberately driven at by the stolen vehicle. Other officers at the scene, fortunately, pulled him to safety," Pilon said.

That vehicle was later identified as belonging to the U.S. Border Patrol. Members of that group were visiting the area to observe how provincial police were handling the standoff.

Seven arrest warrants have been issued in connection with this series of three assaults:  One on an old couple in the Canadian Tire parking lot, one on the CHTV news camera duo who was filming the old couple getting assaulted, and finally the Border Patrol getting drug out of their car and it being driven off.

Seems the Patrol got more of an eyefull of how the OPP is mis-handling the situation than they bargained for, eh?

The Phantom

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