The traffic was probably light
Most immigrants do not want to be deported. So, police in Jerome, Idaho, were surprised this month when a man there asked authorities to arrest and deport him to Mexico. When they denied his request, he stole a squad car and tried to drive there himself, according to the Idaho Mountain Express. Guadalupe Cruz-Vasquez, 38, went to the Jerome County Sheriff’s office on Jan. 3 and demanded to be deported, according to the newspaper.
Police Sgt. Duane Rubink says authorities declined to take the Jerome resident into custody, so he walked to a nearby police station, broke the window of a squad car and drove away with the vehicle.
A cell phone inside the vehicle helped police track its location to Carey, Idaho, where the car ran out of gas. Cruz-Vasquez was arrested and charged with grand theft, but the Mountain Express report does not say if he is scheduled to get his wish for deportation.
Read the Mountain Express article.