How many illegal immigrants can cram into a stolen Ford F-250?
Deputies with the Brooks County Sheriff recently learned the answer is at least 22.
It took only about 11 seconds for nearly two dozen illegal immigrants to ditch the vehicle following a traffic stop in Encino, Texas on Friday.
A video posted to the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page is as comical as it is concerning, a shocking illustration of the chaos that’s become daily life in border communities.
“Brooks County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a White Ford F-250 that came back stolen,” according to the post. “After a brief pursuit the vehicle bailout in Encino, TX.”
The footage, from a cruiser dash cam, shows deputies initially pulled the white four door truck over on northbound Highway 281, about an hour north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
A passenger in the truck poked his head out of the rear passenger door, and the truck then sped away, crossing both northbound lanes to a turnaround across the median. The vehicle continued across two southbound lanes before driving into a field, where passengers began to flee before the vehicle even came to a stop.
A half-dozen or more men jump out and over a nearby fence as the truck stopped, then well over a dozen more follow suit. Several men in the back of the truck were clearly packed in literally like sardines, with one row in the bed, covered by two pieces of chipboard, and another row on top.
The passengers appear to be mostly male, though the video shows at least one woman scramble from the vehicle.
Other posts on the sheriff’s Facebook page include deputies busting drug dealers and cocaine smugglers.
“Remember, there are no problems on our borders,” Joseph Klein wrote in the comments.
“Nothing to see here,” Bret Chatham added. “No crisis on the border.”
Over the weekend, the video amassed over 6 million views and 8,500 comments, including some from folks who poked fun at the situation.
“Now you know why there was 300,000 of them at the Alamo,” Marc Moore posted. “They had 10 Chevy Impalas.”
“They were just carpooling to register to vote,” Ellen Henderson added.
“I lost count? How many Democrat voters just jumped out of that truck?” Jim Martin wrote.
“That’s when you need one of those horns that sound like a machine gun!!!” Kerri Langley posted.
“It’s almost like we need a wall or something,” Chris Spellman wrote.