This could get awkward. Â Last week Border Patrol agents checked the papers of people on a bus at the Falfurrias checkpoint in Texas. Â On the bus was a man who produced a driver’s license, birth certificate and social security card that matched the identity of another member of the border patrol.
The bus passenger handed them a driverâ€™s license identifying himself as David, a 34-year-old man from Edinburg, according to federal court records.
Along with the driverâ€™s license, the man had a birth certificate and a Social Security card identifying him as David.
Border Patrol agents working the checkpoint at 1 a.m. Thursday, though, knew David â€” and he wasnâ€™t the guy on the bus.
They would have recognized him: David is a fellow Border Patrol agent assigned to the Falfurrias area,Â according to federal court records.
The bus was headed to Houston, but continued without the impostor. Â He was pulled out by the Border Patrol and later identified asÂ Orlando Castaneda-Diaz, a Mexican citizen who claimed to have illegally crossed the border on April 12. Â He has been charged with making a false claim of U.S. citizenship. Â A detention hearing has been scheduled for this week.
The real “David” requested his middle name be used in court records and reporting to protect his identity.