Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Right name, right date of birth, and wrong person nevertheless

More proof of demographic changes in Texas and the United States.

Jose Gabriel Hernandez is apparently the new John Smith.

I'm glad it got all straightened out.

S.A. worker mistakenly jailed
By Susan Carroll - Express-News

Authorities recently detained the wrong man on a sexual assault warrant, arresting a San Antonio construction worker with the common name of Jose Hernandez — despite an apparent 6-inch height difference with the actual suspect, records show.

Jose Gabriel Hernandez, who stands 6 feet 1 inches and weighs 230 pounds, was arrested at his home Oct. 22 by Bexar County sheriff's deputies, who had a warrant out of Harris County for another Jose Hernandez with the same date of birth. But the wanted man stood only 5 feet 7 and weighed about 190 pounds, according to court records.

“It's pretty obvious it's not me,” said Hernandez, 49.

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