- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 21, 2007


Female illegal alien rescued from well

TUCSON — U.S. Border Patrol agents yesterday rescued a woman, a Mexican national trying to enter the United States illegally, trapped in a well near Cowlic, Ariz., south of the Tohono O’Odham Indian Reservation.

Border Patrol spokesman Rob Daniels said four illegal aliens apprehended earlier in the day reported to agents that they left behind five persons in distress, and the Tucson sector’s Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team was notified.

One member of the group, the female Mexican citizen, was found trapped in a well. After three hours, the woman was rescued, treated on scene by BORSTAR agents and emergency workers from Sells, Ariz., for dehydration and a mild allergic reaction to bee stings. She refused further medical treatment.


Stick shift foils theft of car

ATLANTA — Two would-be car thieves failed to make their getaway in a car because they couldn’t figure out how to use its manual transmission, a witness said yesterday.

The teenagers armed with a gun approached a man outside a pizza restaurant in Marietta, Ga., late Monday. They took his wallet and the keys to his Honda Accord, got into the car but couldn’t make it move because it had a stick shift, said John Williamson, 18, a restaurant employee.

“The kid was just sitting in the car trying to start it, but he had no idea what to do. He looked dumbfounded. The only thing he had going was the radio,” said Mr. Williamson who witnessed the crime.

While the suspect was trying to start the car, restaurant employees called the police, who caught the teenagers as they tried to escape into nearby woods.


Pet rat, four cats revived after fire

POCATELLO — Firefighters resuscitated four cats and an albino rat from a charred apartment in southeastern Idaho.

The animals received oxygen through a special mask designed for small animals that the department got two years ago.

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