A 25-year-old illegal alien who already has a felony on his criminal record has been arrested in Kansas City, Mo. after allegedly carjacking two women — ages 91 and 63 — on Tuesday.
Eduardo Irhneis Escobar was charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action, according to KCTV.
Police say that the illegal alien from Honduras approached the women, who are black, while they were sitting in a 1998 Honda Civic in a Walgreen’s pharmacy parking lot.
After a brief struggle with the 63-year-old woman, who was driving the car, Escobar took control of the vehicle. “Get the fuck out!” he yelled at the women.
But when he entered the vehicle, the 91-year-old was still inside.“Are you stealing my car?” she asked Escobar, according to a police report.
The man pushed the woman out of the car while it was still moving. He was apprehended after a high-speed chase. Escobar admitted to stealing the vehicle, but claimed that he did not use a gun or push the 91-year-old woman out of the car. Police recovered a .223-caliber bullet in his pants pocket.
Neither woman sustained injuries.
According to the police report, Escobar — who is listed as “W/M,” or “white male” — said that he does not have a social security number because he is undocumented. It is not clear when he entered the U.S. or if he has ever been deported.
Escobar was also convicted of first degree felony assault in 2010, according to the police report. A search of Missouri court records shows that Escobar was held on $250,000 bond for an incident that occurred in May 2009. He plead guilty in the case on Jan. 5, 2010. He was sentenced to six years in prison, three years of probation and ordered to have no contact with two other men and various other gang members, according to the court docket.
It is unclear if he served any time. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a detainer request for Escobar in Aug. 2011.
Escobar is being held on $75,000 bond in the current case.
Update: ICE provided more information about Escobar to The Daily Caller.
“Eduardo Escobar, 25, a citizen of Honduras, has been encountered several times since 2010 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” ICE spokesman Shaun Neudauer told TheDC.
He was released from ICE custody on Aug. 8 because of a “clerical error,” Neudeauer said.
Escobar claimed to be a U.S. citizen but “a more in-depth check of ICE records after his release indicates that his former claims to U.S. citizenship were falsely made.”
“Mr. Escobar previously based his claim to derived U.S. citizenship from his mother, Maria Escobar, who falsely claimed to have been born in Puerto Rico. Mr. Escobar’s mother had also previously provided documentation to ICE officers to that effect. However, in 2014 Mr. Escobar’s mother’s claim to citizenship was disproven in federal court and she was convicted of making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and for identity theft (using a stolen birth certificate),” said Neudauer.
Maria Escobar was sentenced to a year in federal prison and deported to Honduras after she completed her sentence.