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That’s a Hot One!: ‘Highly Intoxicated’ Suspected Illegal Immigrant Employs Gutsy Camouflage in U.S. Entry Attempt

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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That’s a Hot One!: ‘Highly Intoxicated’ Suspected Illegal Immigrant Employs Gutsy Camouflage in U.S. Entry Attempt

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an immigrant suspected of entering the country illegally attempted to make his journey in an unusual but hot place — a shipment of red chile.

Feds: Suspected Illegal Immigrant Caught in Shipment of Red Chile During U.S. Entry Attempt

(Credit: AP)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at a New Mexico border checkpoint said the man was discovered Thursday face down among a commercial load of the spicy stuff.

Columbus Port Director Robert Reza says next to the “highly intoxicated” 35-year-old was a bottle of tequila.

The man, who authorities described as a Mexican national, told agents that he climbed into the commercial hopper while it was being staged in Mexico with hopes of catching a ride to Chicago. But agents said he got less than 100 yards into New Mexico before he was discovered.

The red chile shipment was later released.

by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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joyfree
by Kat on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:44 PM

He probably got some chili pepper in his eyes and was thrashing around in pain!

gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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Oh my, that is desperation,lol. Poor guy, all that and he got no where.
gludwig2000
by Gina on Sep. 7, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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Well, next time he should take gallons of water and leave the tequila home,lol.
Quoting joyfree:

He probably got some chili pepper in his eyes and was thrashing around in pain!

joyfree
by Kat on Sep. 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM

This is pretty funny, Edna!!!

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM
That couldn't have been fun
Ednarooni160
by Eds on Sep. 9, 2013 at 1:34 AM

I'm not sure..but my understanding is that the jalopeno has to be cut before it burns you..it's the seeds.  But I"m not sure about dried peppers..   Just googled it..learn something new every day.

How to Get Rid of Chili Burn

last updated on 20 August 2013
by Samantha

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If you’ve ever handled fresh or dried chillies, you’ve probably experienced that burning sensation on your fingers and hands at one time or another. That painful, burning feeling comes from the capsaicin in chilies and chili peppers like jalapeños.

You’ve also probably found out that washing your hands in soap and water – however long you do it – didn’t relieve the burn. Here are some tips on how to get rid of chili burn.

How to get rid of chili burn

1) Try dabbing some lemon or lime juice (vinegar will work too) on the affected areas.

Why this works: The acid in lemon/lime juice or vinegar counteracts the alkaline in the chili’s capsaicin. This also explains why you only get chili burn from handling fresh or dried chilies and not chili sauces (because most chili sauces already has some acidic content in it, like lemon juice or vinegar). 

2) Rub some oil (e.g. olive oil, coconut oil, etc) over your hands after cutting the chilies. Then wash off with soap and water.

Why this works: Capsaicin is oil-soluble, so rubbing oil over it loosens the compound. 

3) Run your hands through your hair. A commenter (AL) shared that running your hands through your hair can work to soothe the burning sensation. Another commenter (Rivrey) has confirmed that this works! 

Why this works: The only thing I can think of is that this has something to do with static electricity and a transfer of the positive/negative charge between hair and chili-burned fingers.

 

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