A former Houston police captain was charged with assault on Tuesday after running an air conditioner repairman off the road and holding him at gunpoint to prove his involvement in an alleged voter fraud scheme.
According to CBS News, 63-year-old Mark Aguirre ran his SUV into the repairman’s truck on October 19th, claiming it was filled with phony voter ballots and accused the man of being the mastermind of a weird voter scheme.
Authorities claim Aguirre told them he and some friends set up a “command post” at a Marriott hotel in suburban Houston and conducted round the clock surveillance on the repairman for four days, according to the affidavit.
“The defendant stated (the driver) has approximately seven hundred and fifty thousand fraudulent mail ballots and is using Hispanic children to sign the ballots because the children’s fingerprints would not appear in any databases,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Aguirre said he then ran the man’s truck off the road, pointed a gun at him, forced him onto the ground, and put a knee on his back to subdue him, the affidavit continued.
Police who responded to the bizarre incident confirmed that their search of the truck found air conditioning parts and tools, authorities said. Authorities did not identify the repairman, who was thankfully not hurt.
Former HPD captain accused of holding repairman at gunpoint to prove voter fraud https://t.co/GBIh4X80Pc— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) December 16, 2020