Authorities say, apparently, a group of heavily-armed border militia members mistook conservationists researching bats for illegal immigrants or smugglers.
Sheriff Estrada says Santa Cruz County does not welcome border militia groups.
A wrongful imprisonment civil lawsuit would be just what the doctor ordered? No? But the news that these wannabe “soldiers’ detected a group of conservationists researching bats and mistook them for illegal immigrants or smugglers is just hilarious enough.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada told TNN that the militia men — who are civilian volunteers and not actual federal border patrol agents — were riding ATVs, wearing camouflage and brandishing weapons when they came upon the group of scientists.