LAKEWAY, Texas (CBS Houston) — An illegal immigrant is behind bars after stealing a goat, then cooking portions of it and giving the remaining parts to others.
According to a police affidavit provided to CBS Houston by the Lakeway Police Department, Javier Aguirre took the animal on Oct. 17.
His legal troubles do not end at the animal theft, however.
“He was not legally in this country,” Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford told CBS Houston. “He was also in jail for other offenses.”
Aguirre reportedly stole the 7-month-old male boar goat from a stock pen, using bolt cutters to cut a hole in the chain link fence enclosing the animals.
The goat reportedly weighed between 225 and 245 pounds, and was valued at $3,500.
“While inspecting Aguirre’s vehicle, what appeared to be dried blood was discovered on the tailgate of the pickup,” the affidavit said. “Samples of the suspected blood and what appeared to be goat hair were collected from the vehicle.”
Aguirre himself confirmed the fate of the goat.
“(He) further stated that his pickup was used to transport the goat to a residence … where the goat was butchered,” the documents state. “Aguirre claims that some of the goat was barbequed [sic], and the remaining meat from the goat was given to people in Apache Shores.”
Allegedly, the plan was to steal several smaller goats — called kids — but they were too resilient, and couldn’t be captured. The goat taken, however, was less agitated by Aguirre’s presence.
“Aguirre stated that the ‘big goat was very gentle, like a dog,’ so they took him,” the affidavit said.
He is being charged with theft.
Radford told CBS Houston that Aguirre is presently being held at Travis County Jail, adding that he may be placed under an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold.
In an ICE hold, local law enforcement is asked to release a person to a federal agency upon completion of their sentence or detention, at which point an investigation would commence assessing the subject’s citizenship status.