We've heard stories before of people reporting their exes to immigration officials, but a couple of psycho tales in the news today one-upped that revenge tactic.
to the Philippines while posing as a federal marshal. When border
agents wouldn't deport her upon Denny's request, Denny took her to the
airport and fooled the security staff into letting him escort the woman
to the boarding gate.
on Cherriebelle Magada Gabalonos Hibbard's door in Hemet, California,
identifying himself as a law-enforcement officer. According to court papers, he proceeded to
handcuff her while telling her she was in the United States illegally
and he was there to deport her. Denny's wife, Karen, then did a
"pat down" of Hibbard in front of her house. But this was no kinky
immigration-themed foreplay: The couple drove her to the Murietta Border
Once there, Greg Denny reportedly identified himself as a
U.S. marshal and presented a bogus badge and credentials to the U.S. border
patrol agents, stated that he'd picked Hibbard up on a fugitive arrest warrant
issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and requested the border
patrol take her into custody. The border patrol refused, so the couple
took Hibbard to their residence.
couple contacted Hibbard's husband, Craig, to make sure a plane
ticket had been bought for her back to the Philippines (Craig and others say they cooperated because they didn't want to get arrested). The couple then took Hibbard to San Diego International Airport, with Denny allegedly informing his captive during the pleasant ride over that if
she didn't leave the country, he would arrest her and her husband and
they would go to jail for five years.
Greg Denny escorted
Hibbard to the security checkpoint. Once again, he is accused of identifying himself as
a U.S. Marshal, presenting his credentials and a badge to the
Transportation Security Administration agents, and saying he was escorting a
prisoner to a flight. "Security" then, miraculously, let him escort
Hibbard to the boarding gate, where she was summarily flown to the Philippines. She's still there.
Karen Denny for conspiracy to commit kidnapping, kidnapping, and falsely impersonating an officer to make an arrest or search. The jury
also indicted Greg Kenny for entering a secure area of an airport
on false pretenses, and making false statement to a federal officer.
According to published reports, "In February U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., asked the Department of
Homeland Security for documents related to the incident to determine
whether TSA staff followed procedures or were poorly trained."
You know, it's possible they were both. The couple is set to appear in court today.
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