Friday, February 23, 2007

Omar Hits the Streets (Soon)

The Running Man gets out on bail.

That's right; Real Man of Genius Omar Guerrero, charged with aggravated sexual assault of a minor and retaliation, who was on the run for two months, who got kicked out of Mexico, will soon be out of jail:
A district court judge granted Omar Guerrero a $1 million bond Thursday, but a technicality will probably keep the former Hidalgo County district clerk in jail over the weekend.
This is a Law & Order twist as applied to a Jerry Springer episode.

As Rio Grande Valley blogger Truth Be Told said in a comment in my previous post, "Hope he doesn't embarrass the valley anymore and just stays put this time."

For more local takes on this embarrassment to Hidalgo County, check out what Earn My Vote has to say at Edinburg Politics.

BONUS JERRY SPRINGER MOMENT: Omar's former wife tells NewsChannel 5 that she still supports her ex, and "she doesn't count out the possibility that she and Omar might some day get back together."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Heeeeeeeere's Omar!

Wanted fugitive and Rio Grande Valley embarrassment Omar Guerrero gets caught in Reynosa and marched back to the United States:

The FBI brought Guerrero across the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Mission police officials said. Guerrero was cooperative with authorities, according to [Mission police chief Leo] Longoria.
Action 4 News has breaking news of the extradition, including a long video clip. (at about 5 minutes into the first "Omar Guerrero Extradited" video link, you can see the skinny, goatee-wearing, yellow shirt-clad Real Man of Genius get booked into the Mission city jail.

This has been a bizarre story. In case you've forgotten some of the wierdness, this Monitor story gives a nice recap of the former Hidalgo County District Clerk's antics:

Since he disappeared in early December, police have found a large amount of marijuana and cocaine in Guerrero’s North McAllen home; a justice of the peace said Guerrero threatened her; Guerrero lost his job; his wife divorced him; and he turned 30.
That's in addition to the charges of sexual assault of a child, DWI, marijuana possession, and a civil suit over a defaulted loan.

Nice work, Omar. Now let's see if any judge would be stupid enough to let you out on bond.