CALEXICO — Two men were in custody today two days after they allegedly held a gun to a 14-year-old boy here and ordered him to turn over an immigrant who had jumped the border fence.
The two men arrested, David Hiram Navallez, 19, of Calexico and John Lopez Vasquez, 29, of Brawley, were booked into the county jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Bail for each was set at $20,000.
Calexico police allege the two drove to a house in the 800 block of First Street — 30 feet from the border fence — and confronted the 14-year-old, who lives at the house and was outside the residence.
Calexico police Sgt. Victor Legaspi said the two told the victim to turn over a "pollo." "Pollo," or "chicken," is slang for an undocumented immigrant, Legaspi said.