Amid the worsening crisis over illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, a police dashcam video recorded one example of the problem's severity in southern Texas, about a three-hour drive from the border.
Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva told KENS-TV in San Antonio that his deputies spotted two SUVs packed with illegal immigrants — mostly from Honduras — chased down the vehicles, only to watch as many as 30 illegals took off on foot.
"One individual did get run over but he also fled the scene," Villanueva said.
The incident occurred about an hour south of San Antonio; the sheriff is concerned over the increase in the number of juveniles he's seeing.
"It's overwhelming," he said.
Deputies caught 25 of the 30 illegal immigrants, as well as one of the drivers; the other is still at large. One of the captured illegals was dehydrated after attempting to hide during the hot day; he was taken to a hospital to get checked out.
Both SUVs were recovered, Villanueva said, with T-shirts, a hat and empty plastic bottles found inside.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating.