There’s a certain type of person that joins the military typically. They are usually givers and helpers. These are individuals who are willing to sacrifice everything to help others and protect them. Even when they are not on duty, many times you will see these same people volunteer during a crisis like Hurricane Florence.
Such is the case with a North Carolina army medic who voluntarily gave ten days of his off time to help those impacted by the storm. This hero soldier worked day and night to help victims during and after the hurricane.
Unfortunately, when he got home he was the recipient of a sick ‘thank you’ when he found that his house had been raided by looters. National Guardsman Luis Ocampo, 24, told the media that these criminals literally cleaned out his home in Charlotte.
According to officials, the thieves took a gun, a large TV, a gaming system, a laptop Ocampo uses for schoolwork and even some specialty coins and jewelry. When Ocampo says they cleaned out his house he wasn’t wrong and it looks like they had a snack while doing it. Since most people evacuated for the storm, the looters weren’t afraid of being seen or caught so they probably took their sweet time.
What’s even worse is that Ocampo lives with his girlfriend and one-year-old son there. Thank goodness they were not home when this happened. I hate to think what would have happened to them. Ocampo could have lost a lot more than material things.
“I don’t know how people can be so terrible,” said Ocampo’s girlfriend, Kailey Finch. I don’t either, but some people are just plain evil and have no soul or conscience. Something like this brings the worst out in certain individuals.
“If I was (to) do that to someone, I feel like I would feel really bad afterwards. I would be like, I see this family struggling and I just messed up their life even worse,” said Finch. “It’s irreplaceable. It’s not something you can get back,” said Finch.
Beyond losing the valuables, Finch said her heart also breaks for her hardworking guardsman. “He does a lot for everybody. He always wants to make sure that everybody gets help,” she said.
The family says that they are considering an alarm system for their home. I think that is a great idea. You can get very good ones for very little these days. A big ole dog wouldn’t hurt either.
They suspect that the looters broke into the house through the back window. From there, they ransacked the place. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating the break-in and theft. Currently, they have no suspects.
When the community where Ocampo lives heard about what happened, they proceeded to pitch in and help him and his family recover from all of this. That’s what neighbors and friends do… they take care of their fellow neighbors in their hour of need.
A woman who worked with Ocampo in the National Guard named Mary Elise Capron organized a GoFundMe page to help this hero medic. People wanted to give to a man who had given so much to them. The initial goal was $5,000, but by this afternoon, the page had raised just about $15,000. Not too bad at all.
“I am honored to know him and cannot believe something so terrible could happen to someone so dedicated to the service, his family and school,” Capron wrote on the fundraising page.
RESCUERS HOME RANSACKED: This Charlotte National Guardsman was away helping victims of Hurricane Florence. He came home to a burglarized house!
— Kristin Leigh (@KristinWSOC9) September 23, 2018
Here is the full text from GoFundMe:
“Thank you so much to all who have donated, your generosity and willingness to help a soldier in need is simply amazing. The goal set has now been surpassed almost 3 times as much! With the support from the unit, family, and friends Luis and I are confident he can come back from this and rebuild. We are so grateful for these donations beyond belief. We will soon be ending donations and hope that everyone understands. We do not want to take anyone’s generosity for granted. Thank you so much again, may God bless you all.”
Wow… what a great friend Capron is and she is doing the right thing by not taking too much from people as well. I’m impressed.
It’s hard to imagine just how big a scumbag a person would have to be to loot another’s home… especially a soldier who is out helping others get through a life-changing catastrophe like Florence. I hope the police catch them and I am thrilled that at least some of what Ocampo lost will be restored.
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Texas CBP Seizes $6 Million Worth Of Meth In Tractor-Trailer
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Here is yet another important reminder of why we need the wall!
Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Pharr, Texas, seized more than $6 million worth of methamphetamine concealed in a shipment of fresh honeydew melons.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a report:
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $6,085,000 worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons.
“This was a great interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished this past weekend in another commercial shipment arriving from Mexico,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “This demonstrates CBP Field Operations’ continued steadfast commitment in the fight against drugs.”
On April 12, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility referred a commercial shipment of honeydew melons for further inspection. Utilizing non-intrusive imaging technology (NII) along with all available tools and resources, officers discovered 304 pounds (138 kg) of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP OFO stored the narcotics in 12 plastic buckets due to it being introduced in bulk form.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) agents.
Breitbart has more on this story:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 425 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $8.5 million during three separate seizures at the Texas border over the weekend and into Monday.
The first seizure occurred on April 12 when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility contacted a driver for a commercial shipment of honeydew melons. Officers later found 304 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP seized the shipment and referred the driver to investigators of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The street value of the methamphetamine seized was estimated at $6,085,000, according to a media release.
The second seizure occurred on April 14 when officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge contacted a 25-year-old male Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas. During secondary inspection, a CBP K-9 led to the discovery of 40 packages concealed within the vehicle, containing 51 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1 million. The drugs and vehicle were seized, and the male driver turned over to the custody of HSI investigators. Continue Reading
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CBP Officers Intercept Meth Worth Over $1.4 Million At Laredo Port Of Entry
U.S. Customs and Border Protection just intercepted meth worth over $1.4 million at the Laredo Port of Entry. That’s staggering. Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a monstrous amount of lethal narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. That amount of meth would have signed the death warrants for a lot of Americans.
“Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on a daily basis played a key role in the discovery,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous narcotics from entering our country.” Well, I guess so… that’s a massive haul.
The seizure happened on April 15th… Tax Day. How ironic. A CBP officer referred a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 35-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Nuevo Laredo for a secondary examination at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. After a thorough canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection, CBP officers discovered 63 packages containing a total of 70 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle.
Street value for these deadly narcotics is $1,410,944. The officers seized the drugs and the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. Looks like he’s going away forever.
Some drug cartel is going to be very ticked over this development. That makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. And that wasn’t the only drug seizure recently in Texas along the border. There were three huge ones.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 425 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $8.5 million during three separate seizures at the Texas border over the weekend and into Monday.
“The first seizure occurred on April 12 when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility contacted a driver for a commercial shipment of honeydew melons. Officers later found 304 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP seized the shipment and referred the driver to investigators of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The street value of the methamphetamine seized was estimated at $6,085,000, according to a media release.
“The second seizure occurred on April 14 when officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge contacted a 25-year-old male Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas. During secondary inspection, a CBP K-9 led to the discovery of 40 packages concealed within the vehicle, containing 51 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1 million. The drugs and vehicle were seized, and the male driver turned over to the custody of HSI investigators.
“The final seizure occurred on April 15 when CBP officers working the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Laredo, Texas, contacted a 35-year old male driver from Nuevo Laredo, driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The driver was referred for a secondary inspection where a K-9 alerted to 63 packages of methamphetamine weighing 70 pounds with an estimated street value of $1,410,944.”
According to the Democrats, there’s no emergency here. These drugs lead directly to the deaths and misery of thousands of Americans. I consider it a clear and present danger to national security. We must get the wall built and soon one way or the other. #WeBuildTheWall
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