Something is fishy about this. Who allows two strange men into their homes at midnight, then gives them shelter in their shed?

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“They just knocked on the door and they asked for some water and to charge their phones, that was it,” the woman, who requested anonymity, told ABC affiliate KRGV-TV in southern Texas of the two men who she said knocked on her door just past midnight early Monday morning.

Little did the Willacy County family know at the time that Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez Vallego, 40, were reportedly fleeing the cops after allegedly slaying off-duty U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. while attempting to rob the agent and his family, who were reportedly fishing at the time.

Authorities say they received a report of a shooting around 8 p.m. Sunday, and that the vehicle in which Tijerina and Vallego were traveling broke down along the road, which is when the two murder suspects reportedly walked over 3 miles to the family’s home, according to KRGV.

“They looked harmless, they didn’t look like they had just committed a crime or anything,” the woman told KRGV, also adding that her son had first opened the door.

“They just said they just got into a fight with some family members, and that was basically it,” the woman added. “They weren’t rude, they weren’t mean.”

The woman told KRGV that the men then asked for a place to stay, which is when she said she showed them to her backyard shed.

After reportedly hearing police helicopters in the area and seeing law enforcement patrolling her neighborhood, the woman asked one of the officers whether they were searching for anyone in particular, which is when she said she led the officers to the two men in her shed, according to KRGV.

Tijerina and Hernandez have been charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder, four counts of aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence, according to KRGV.

Both were denied bond, the station reported. It’s unclear whether the men have entered a plea or have lawyers. The Willacy County court referred questions to the Sheriff’s Office, which declined to provide details to ABC News.

A Sheriff’s Office representative told ABC News that the case was under investigation and that no other official information could be released.

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Best, you did not grow up in Texas.  I would not have let them in but  it is kind of a Texas tradition - Appearance would have stopped me.  Signed: native texan

It had to be all over the news that these two men were running from the police. Unless these people live under a rock they had to know an officer was killed and his murderers could be in the area and people should be aware of, and careful about anyone approaching them. I still say it's fishy and could turn out to be someone they knew and knew would give them aid. Then, knowing the search was on top of them, and most likely they'd find them in their shed, they gave them up and used the excuse they didn't know they were giving criminals aid.


I don't claim to know these people but in this day and age I don't allow unknown people into my house until I know for sure what is going on. Luckily I live out in the country and rarely ever have unannounced visitors. 

 

We also have a great guard/ watch dog. He's our alert to anyone coming down our driveway long before they get to the house. 

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MY MIL (from Indiana) would have invited an axe murderer into her house with axe dripping blood if he/she had said he/she was a Baptist.  This was after they had carefully obtained the info that she was a Baptist.  I actually felt that we would get a call some day that she had died as a result of foul play.  She was capable of living alone with checking - it was just that Baptist fixation!

I "get" being friendly and helpful, and that could be what it actually was. I still say it's fishy that two men, on the run for murder, pick, after midnight, the very house out of all others, that ends up giving them help with no questions asked. 

Originally Posted by Bestworking:

It had to be all over the news that these two men were running from the police. Unless these people live under a rock they had to know an officer was killed and his murderers could be in the area and people should be aware of, and careful about anyone approaching them. I still say it's fishy and could turn out to be someone they knew and knew would give them aid. Then, knowing the search was on top of them, and most likely they'd find them in their shed, they gave them up and used the excuse they didn't know they were giving criminals aid.

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There are plenty of people living "under rocks", Best.  Just because something is "all over the news" does not mean that everyone in a given area is familiar with it.  But for someone like YOU, who is so strongly inclined to believe the worst about folks, that probably doesn't matter.

 

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There are plenty of people living "under rocks", Best.  Just because something is "all over the news" does not mean that everyone in a given area is familiar with it.  But for someone like YOU, who is so strongly inclined to believe the worst about folks, that probably doesn't matter.

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Ah, so when something doesn't make sense, either because of a lack of facts, or because the behavior seems bizarre, it's only my wanting to believe the worst about folks? And, for you to make that statement is just priceless, you who does nothing but see the worse in people. If you either don't see the problems with the story, or just choose to ignore them, that's on you. I still say, what are the odds that two men, running from the police after committing murder, knock on a door after midnight without fear the homeowners will call the police and give away their location, or, answer the door armed because they know people are on alert, and finding a family that will help them. Now, with that "said", I made it a point to say, it could turn out to be someone that knew them and gave them aid. If not, they were one very stupid family.

Originally Posted by Bestworking:

There are plenty of people living "under rocks", Best.  Just because something is "all over the news" does not mean that everyone in a given area is familiar with it.  But for someone like YOU, who is so strongly inclined to believe the worst about folks, that probably doesn't matter.

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Ah, so when something doesn't make sense, either because of a lack of facts, or because the behavior seems bizarre, it's only my wanting to believe the worst about folks? And, for you to make that statement is just priceless, you who does nothing but see the worse in people. If you either don't see the problems with the story, or just choose to ignore them, that's on you. I still say, what are the odds that two men, running from the police after committing murder, knock on a door after midnight without fear the homeowners will call the police and give away their location, or, answer the door armed because they know people are on alert, and finding a family that will help them. Now, with that "said", I made it a point to say, it could turn out to be someone that knew them and gave them aid. If not, they were one very stupid family.

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Conveniently, you left out a critical part of your conjecture, which followed immediately after the statement ("I made a point....) you made above, namely:  "Then, knowing the search was on top of them, and most likely they'd find them in their shed, they gave them up and used the excuse they didn't know they were giving criminals aid."

 

Your duplicitous editorial pen was craftily at work there, Best, but I caughtcha!

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 You caught nothing, so stop patting yourself on the back. What I posted clearly means I was talking about what it could turn out to be. Read it again.

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 I still say it's fishy and could turn out to be someone they knew and knew would give them aid. Then, knowing the search was on top of them, and most likely they'd find them in their shed, they gave them up and used the excuse they didn't know they were giving criminals aid.

Originally Posted by Bestworking:

 You caught nothing, so stop patting yourself on the back. What I posted clearly means I was talking about what it could turn out to be. Read it again.

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 I still say it's fishy and could turn out to be someone they knew and knew would give them aid. Then, knowing the search was on top of them, and most likely they'd find them in their shed, they gave them up and used the excuse they didn't know they were giving criminals aid.

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Nice try, but about a D minus.

Originally Posted by Contendah:

But for someone like YOU, who is so strongly inclined to believe the worst about folks, that probably doesn't matter.

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This from someone that thinks he is academically smarter than most people & doesn't bother to hide it?

 

 

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
Originally Posted by Contendah:

But for someone like YOU, who is so strongly inclined to believe the worst about folks, that probably doesn't matter.

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This from someone that thinks he is academically smarter than most people & doesn't bother to hide it?

 

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So now you are in the mind-reading business and claim to know what I think?  

 

It  is no great feat to be "academically smarter" than most Alabamians, given the low average level of academic attainment of residents of this state.   Where do you place yourself on the scale of academic attainment?  Are you just average, using as a standard the average academic attainment of Alabamians, of Southerners generally, or of the American populace?   If so, you should seek means to further your education. 

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