Ronnie Osburn was preparing to talk to National Review Online Thursday about lawlessness in his border community when his home was broken into.
Osburn, a rancher who lives just south of a Border Patrol checkpoint in Brooks County, Texas, says he stepped away for about 45 minutes, and when he returned somebody had trashed his house. The trespassers shattered his gun case, leaving a trail of blood throughout the house, but dropped the guns near the kitchen before scattering out the back door. They had searched through the house, opened drawers, and even left a heap of uncooked bacon in a frying pan on the stove.
Ranchers in South Texas say they are seeing a greater criminal element among illegal immigrants trespassing through their property.