CALEXICO — In an interesting interpretation of lifelines on the All-American Canal, a man was arrested here Tuesday after attempting to string razor wire across the canal for purposes of stopping "infiltrators at the border."
Around 4:43 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents spotted the man along the canal near the New River and international border as they patrolled the bank, Calexico police Sgt. Armando Marquez said.
At first the agents did not know what the man was doing but later saw he was laying cable across the canal and tying razor wire to it, Marquez said.
Calexico police officers were called out and arrested Douglas Morgan Cohn, 41, a transient originally from Littleton, Colo., on suspicion of being a public nuisance and trespassing, Marquez said.