JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Stealing a Border Patrol camera got a Jeff Davis County man into hot water.
It happened a couple weeks ago when the county sheriff stopped Israel Melendez.
Melendez had set off a sensor in the Cubano Crossing area, just north of the border.
According to the affidavit, the sheriff noticed a game camera in Melendez's car that he admitted was ICE property.
A Border Patrol agent confirmed that it was federal property.
At one point, Melendez claimed he had other cameras hidden but that wasn't true.