A man fleeing Mexican authorities in Tijuana ran over five street vendors and crashed into several vehicles at a port of entry connecting to California. Other vendors nearly mobbed the man before authorities intervened.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry when Tijuana Police officers were chasing a man identified as Frank “E.” who reportedly attacked another man near the Zona Rio area, information released by Tijuana Police revealed. The suspect, a U.S. citizen, fled toward the port of entry in a black pickup with Utah license plates. The vehicle had two apparent bullet holes on the driver’s side, however, it remains unclear when the shots were fired.
According to police, in his attempt to flee, the suspect crashed into 17 vehicles and 14 street vendor carts. Of the five street vendors who were run over or struck, two were seriously injured. Street vendors and motorists making a line at the bridge rushed the black truck and tried to beat Frank in an act of mob retribution before Tijuana police intervened.
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Tony Aranda from the Cartel Chronicles Project contributed to this report.