A dash cam captured footage of 14 suspected illegal imm... A dash cam captured footage of 14 suspected illegal immigrants fleeing during a traffic stop in Oklahoma. (Photo courtesy KOCO-TV).

A routine traffic stop for tailgating along Interstate 40 led to the arrest of 13 suspected illegal immigrants.

The incident occurred in Oklahoma about 40 miles west of Oklahoma City on Tuesday morning. A state trooper had stopped a maroon SUV for tailgating a semi truck in the eastbound lanes of I-40.

As he questioned the driver, passengers began fleeing the vehicle, jumping onto the shoulder of the road and running off into the hills and, in a few cases, across the interstate – 14 of them in all. The trooper's dashcam captured their escape.

"I couldn't fathom that they had gotten that many people in that car," Cody Palmer, a Canadian County Sheriff's Department employee told KOCO-TV.

By Wednesday, 13 of the suspected illegal immigrants had been arrested in a search conducted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Canadian County Sheriff's Department, the state Agriculture Department, Immigrant and Customs Enforcements and K-9 units. One person remained at large.

Police said the SUV was initially pulled over because it was tailgating a semi, leaving less than one car length's distance between itself and the truck.



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      TCtomthumb69
      • 2 Years Ago
      When will they get the damn message..... CLOSE THE BORDER... Today Illegals tomorrow may be a Terrorist, or a Dirty Bomb. We elect those to run our Government and pay them Millions of dollars and they cannot even control our borders. Let the States control their own borders if the Fed will not, it is their Job. One day instead of chasing illegals we may be collecting bodies instead, we already collect bodies of Americans in Arizona, Texas and New mexico as well as California
        sefsportsgb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TCtomthumb69
        What we need is a 200 yard kill zone north of the Mexican boarder. You go buy your license, and then you can shoot ANYTHING that is alive within the 200 yard zone. They will come through the regular boarders then. Oh one exceptian, Buzzards are protected in the zone, They clean up the mess.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Agree w/ JOEL COLLINS...
      l2d3b
      • 2 Years Ago
      Multiply this by at least 10,000 times and it will explain why we as a country are going down.
      karbear60
      • 2 Years Ago
      Come on down to our part of the woods and you can see it all in real time every hour of every day. And the American people think there are about 12 millions here? think again, about 35 million+. What I would like to see is going back to a time where everyone illigally here has to have a sponsor, period! The sponsor has to pay for healthcare, home, food and if pragnant pay for the care of that child, simple, yes? and in one year you must have a job, speak english and be on your own, simple? yes? and the GOP needs to find a way, not sending anyone anywhere, we need all these people on paychecks and pay into the social security fund, periiod! I would like to see each illigal find their way to the social securiy office with their sponsor and get a card and on to the drivers license office and get an ID and go for a better life, period! There should be no free money, free apartment, free food, free transportation, free medical, it should all be on the sponsor, period!!! Social service office should be part of the police department and if you want free stuff, let the police get involved. What angers americans is that we drive by a rental place and its full of illigals with children, and some americans too, and they live in a gated community with swimming pools, police on site and are safe, nice if they would do that for the elderly, yes? There is something wrong when a young illigal with a child born here gets it all free. Who pays for all of that? WE DO!!!! I want no child to suffer, I want them to have peace in their life and a good life, but when a person can go into a social service office with fake ID and fake info and get free stuff, there is something wrong, yes? If you are here working and making a living, you need to get a social security card and pay in like all americans, but if you are here getting free stuff, you need to look for a sponsor, period, NOT ME....
        • 2 Years Ago
        @karbear60
        Your plan would be great if it were that easy, but it's very difficult to get any kind of approval from the government for a social number or work permit. I wish it could be like your thoughts above, though.
        mwalltexan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @karbear60
        It would be far more effective to enact legislation that prohibits (once and for all and under any circumstances) U.S. Citizenship for anyone entering this country illegally.
      nookiebuns
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh Darrell, you couldn't be more correct there. Like we can afford now days all the welfare to the folks who don't want to work, free health care to folks who don't care to work, the free ride should be over, but, no, we'll continue to work to support ourselves and those useless folks. Obama most likely will give them a driver's license and welfare now that they're here. and we are supposedly rascists??? we only want that which is fair.
      maternatura
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would not have called the police on this. I'd have found them sanctuary.
      imladypeacock3
      • 2 Years Ago
      it doesn't say what country these people were from and somehow the Canadian Police were also involved. "Mexicans" coming from Canada? And to assume that illegals are what Obama or supporters want in this country shows a definite misunderstanding of what we are working towards. Instead of being so angry, and continuing the misinformation, how about listening and reading the real stuff, not the internet blogs and rumors. And calling human beings a "waste of air" may seem clever, but it's rude, demeaning and argument inciting. Now how can we get peace from name-calling?
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw something like this at a circus once, but it was a bunch of clowns...
      aeriallighting1
      • 2 Years Ago
      O is enacting parts of the dream act to circumvent Congress. A betrayal to America and against our democratic process. I'd like to hear what they did with these illegals? Did they send them back or set them up with free housing, food stamps, federal aid, and a voters card?
      CUSACitizen
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is no stopping illegal immigration. We the people do not really want to and our Government knows that. IF we really wanted to stop illegal immigration we would have our border sealed in a Herat beat. All we have to do is not provide the illegals all the free services and jobs unless the person is legal.
      may191919
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trying to resolve the immgration issue w/o securing the border first is like fixing a kitchen faucet w/o first shutting the water mains.
      mamoseley3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Were any of them detained?
        cqdeed
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mamoseley3
        Feel free to read the article or watch the video. Your answer is there.
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