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Illegal alien arrested for keeping his girlfriend chained to an engine

I was browsing along this morning, when I came across this story linked at Ace of Spades. It's about a man -- Fernando Orozco-Trevizo -- who kept his girlfriend chained to an engine inside their trailer. He also beat her and strangled her. The desperate woman was able to escape by drawing "Call 911" in the condensation on the window, catching the attention of a neighbor who called police.

Investigators believe the woman was held captive in her apartment, near 2900 West and 3500 South, for several days, possibly a week or more. When her boyfriend was home, she was allowed to roam freely in the apartment. But when he left, a chain was tied around her ankles, said West Valley police Capt. Tom McLachlan. The other end of the 20-foot dog chain was tied to a 6-cylinder engine in the closet, he said.

The chain was long enough for her to reach a restroom, but she could not leave the room. The door leading into the room had deadbolts on both sides, McLachlan said, and both were locked. The windows in the room were screwed shut so they couldn't be opened. Additionally, the apartment had no phone.

Last Friday morning, the desperate woman wrote "call 911" in the condensation on her window. The first floor window, which was in the back of the building, faced a neighboring trailer court. The nearest trailer was about 20 yards away.

Peter Erkelens, 32, who lives in that trailer, was just getting home from work when he saw the woman writing on her window with her finger, he said. He saw the message and was able to talk to the chained woman through the glass. He then called 911 using his mobile phone.


The woman talked to the man while her boyfriend was still in the house, McLachlan said. She barricaded the door with a dresser so he could not get in, he said.

When police arrived, they kicked in the front door of the apartment and broke out the glass from the back room. They found "a frantic woman crying," according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

"After police told me she was chained to an engine block, I was kinda shocked and disgusted," Erkelens said. "Who does that?"

The woman told officers that her boyfriend, "beats her regularly, strangles her and doesn't let her leave." In addition to the engine block and chain, police also found padlocks and the two-way deadbolt lock "that was secured with a key from the inside and outside."

"The victim had injuries from being beaten, strangled and there were scratches on her lower legs where the chain had been attached," the jail report stated.

Here is the mugshot of Orozco-Trevizo:

Of course, there's no specific mention in this story as to what his immigration status is. But there's a telling little nugget in one of the last paragraphs (emphasis mine):
Orozco-Trevizo was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated kidnapping and assault. He also had an immigration detainer put on him for aggravated re-entry into the United States. Orozco-Trevizo told police if he got deported again, "he will come back for the victim," according to jail records.

So if he gets deported again, he'll come back for the girlfriend -- meaning he's been deported before. And he doesn't care at all about breaking our laws again to come back to try to beat, strangle, and imprison this girl again (if not worse).

So... why has he not already been kicked out? He'll probably serve out his jail sentence, to then be freed with a deportation order that no one bothers to follow through with so he can continue with his vile ways here in the United States, free to continue on breaking our laws and exploiting our generosity. Isn't that how it normally works?

But hey, he's just doing the imprisoning and girlfriend-beating that regular Americans won't do, right? We should respect that. I'm just being a xenophobic bigot. My bad.

Here's a better plan: Deport. Them. NOW.


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Comments (18)

$20 says libs will somehow ... (Below threshold)

$20 says libs will somehow argue for his rights.

I say take him out back and chain him to a tree, and then we'll check on him say, cinco de mayo.

What size engine? Just kidd... (Below threshold)

What size engine? Just kidding. ww

I fail to understand the hu... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

I fail to understand the hullabaloo here. Mr. hyphenated name was kind enough to provide an ample amount of chain to allow access to the bathroom; I mean, it's not as if he water-boarded her. He is a visitor to our country and therefore we should be more sensitive to his needs and somewhat clumsy attempts to assimilate.

I guess it would be rude to... (Below threshold)
blacksmith Author Profile Page:

I guess it would be rude to say fitst time, deport them from this country, second time deport them from this world.

The good news for the girlf... (Below threshold)

The good news for the girlfriend is that her
qualifications to work for Halliburton/KBR
have already been demonstrated.

"...it's not as if he wa... (Below threshold)

"...it's not as if he water-boarded her."

Seriously, dude, you are so right. He deserves our utmost respect, being a "guest" in these great United States. Maybe before we show him the door, we can just bounce his head against the wall a few times so he has no recollection of how to get back here. That will assure that we've made the compassionate choice in putting this guy out of our misery.

Many immigrants come here t... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Many immigrants come here to better their lives and become good U.S. citizens.

Some come here as an invading army, bent on breaking our laws and bringing our society down. If they re-enter after being deported once already and continue their violent crime sprees, they should be shot.

Not all illegals, but the repeat offender violent illegals should be shot. They are, in the true meaning of the term, Unlawful Combatants.

And they said Fernando coul... (Below threshold)

And they said Fernando could never keep a woman . . .

I believe that illegal reentry after being deported is a felony. If we add that to his other charges, and make him serve consecutive sentences, by the time he gets out he'll be too old to come back again.

Oh, and bring back "hard labor" sentences, too . . .

Jim Addison, can't have har... (Below threshold)

Jim Addison, can't have hard labor. The democrats will cry and wring their wittle hands because their voting base is being mistreated. I go with blacksmith. One chance and then a 10 gun salute. Problem solved.

He should be executed. The... (Below threshold)

He should be executed. Then we should deport his corpse. Preferably using a catapault back over the Rio Grande.

It's simple: let's accord ... (Below threshold)

It's simple: let's accord him the same rights and actions that would be accorded a US citizen in Mexico.

He'd be out of the country within 24 hours, after having been knocked around and abused.

Do unto others as they would do unto you, I say.

As Paul Hoosen would say, w... (Below threshold)

As Paul Hoosen would say, why are all you conservatives so worried about a guy who only wants to cook your meals or pick your vegetables?

So what if he likes to chain girls up? He's only doing the shackling that Americans are too lazy to do.

'Th gd nws fr th grlfrnd s ... (Below threshold)

'Th gd nws fr th grlfrnd s tht hr
qlfctns t wrk fr Hllbrtn/KBR
hv lrd bn dmnstrtd."

Interesting redaction. Don't offend the sponsors.

It'd be fun if he were chai... (Below threshold)

It'd be fun if he were chained to an engine.

At Chernnobyl.

Notice to what lengths the report went to avoid the dreaded "illegal" term.

Yeah but He better get to v... (Below threshold)
Hillary Clinton:

Yeah but He better get to vote..!

Give him a life time reside... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Give him a life time residency in SAN QUENTIN

But hey, he's just doing th... (Below threshold)

But hey, he's just doing the imprisoning and girlfriend-beating that regular Americans won't do, right?

Unfortunately a lot of "regular" American men DO do these things.

Unfortunately a lot of "... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Unfortunately a lot of "regular" American men DO do these things.

A lot? I don't think so. Very few is more like it.






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