Thanks to the ongoing debate about illegal immigration in this country, a story from Wheaton, Maryland, has been pushed to the forefront of national news.
On Nov. 30, 2016, an illegal immigrant was confronted by a bus driver who saw him urinating in public, WJLA-TV reported.
The bus driver told the man, Salvador Gomez-Lopez, 46, to simply pull up his pants and go find a restroom. Apparently that was enough to send the illegal immigrant into a fury.
Gomez-Lopez reached into his backpack and pulled out a box cutter.
Eyewitnesses at the scene said the two men got into an scuffle that ended with both men on the pavement, but not before the bus driver had lacerations all over his body, including his neck.
Shortly after the incident, police were called to the scene where they found the bloodied bus driver and a “drunk and belligerent” Gomez-Lopez.
NEW: Undocumented immigrant urinating in public used a box cutter to repeatedly stab a man who'd merely suggested he pull up his trousers and use a proper restroom, police say.
Happened Nov. 30 at the Wheaton Metro bus stop.
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) February 6, 2018
The police questioned Gomez-Lopez, and later said he was uncooperative, gave them a false name, and only has “meager ties” to the local community.
It was later revealed by ICE that Gomez-Lopez is an El Salvadoran national who came to the United States illegally.
“ICE has since lodged an immigration detainer against Gomez-Lopez. He is currently in Montgomery County custody,” WJLA-TV reported.
Gomez-Lopez also has two children and has spent time doing maintenance jobs for a relative, according to court documents.
Fortunately, the bus driver survived the incident, although the extent of his injuries are currently unknown.
The illegal immigrant is scheduled to appear in court sometime in April, where he will be represented by a Maryland Office Public Defender.
Charges against Gomez-Lopez include “first-degree assault, second-degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.” If convicted, he could be sentenced up to 38 years in prison. There is no word on whether or not he will be deported.
It’s no secret that if Democrats had their way, the U.S. would be open to all illegal immigrants, and stories like this would be all the more common. The left tries to paint the picture that all illegals are innocent and here to make a living. What they don’t tell you is that Democrat leaders are interested in illegals as future Democrat voters.
What they also don’t tell you are stories like this one. They ignore these stories or say they’re just isolated events. Of course, this isn’t true. Just ask the parents of Kate Steinle, who was murdered at the hands of an illegal immigrant.
Now, more than ever, is the time to build a border wall and enforce the immigration laws already on the books. That way, we can stop reporting on appalling stories like this one.
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