Caltrop flattens agent’s vehicle, others found near Progreso bridge

August 27, 2018

A U.S. Border Patrol agent on patrol got a flat tire on his unit and realized he had run over a caltrop.

The Weslaco agent was patrolling the Rio Grande on Sunday and after changing the flat he discovered a homemade caltrop stuck in the tire. The caltrops have spikes designed to flatten tires.

Agents found four other caltrops buried in the soft dirt right underneath the Progreso International Bridge.

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