UPDATE: I guess we’re back to Billy the Kid. Alejandro Rubio has been arrested.
Congratulations to local law enforcement.
With apologies to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, it appears El Paso may have a new outlaw hero to root for. And out of San Elizario, no less.
El Paso has been clinging to the stories of John Wesley Hardin’s gunslinging, and Billy the Kid breaking his friend out of a San Elizario jail back in the 1800s, for far too long.
But those days of nostalgia for the Wild West appear to be over. Now we have Alejandro Rubio, San Elizario’s real-life Jesus Bourne, not only escaping Sheriff’s handcuffs and custody, but then stealing and driving off in a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle! (Click here to read the latest from the El Paso Times.) Jesus Bourne then does like every outlaw hero does in every action movie you’ve ever seen, ditching the Sheriff’s vehicle, stealing yet another vehicle for the getaway. He’s still on the loose. Amazing!
Here’s to you, Rubio, wherever you are. You are single-handedly bringing the wild back to the Wild West.