An illegal Mexican immigrant who has been deported from the U.S. no less than four times was arrested in Texas after he threatened to kill a neighbor and was found with a loaded gun in his truck.
Omar Garcia-Vasquez, 44, was arrested on Tuesday in McLean, just east of Amarillo. A sheriff’s deputy responded to a 911 call about “a man with a gun,” the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
The caller said a man had threatened his family, according to a charging document filed in U.S. District Court in Amarillo on Friday.
The caller identified Garcia-Vasquez as he was getting out of his truck. The deputy said he appeared to be intoxicated. When the deputy questioned Garcia-Vasquez, he said that he was planning to kill someone.
Garcia-Vasquez acknowledged he had a weapon in his truck. The deputy searched and found a loaded and cocked .22-caliber revolver on the console.
Garcia-Vasquez was arrested on the spot and taken to jail. According to the Globe-News, he was taken to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement where he was fingerprinted and identified as a Mexican national.
Records also showed that Garcia-Vasquez had been removed from the U.S. four times. The most recent removal was in 2008.
He faces charges of illegal alien in possession of a firearm.