Neighbors describe chaotic scene after more than 50 immigrants found in truck
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Joe Rust Jr. was swimming with his family in his North Side pool Tuesday night when he heard people running down the alleyway behind his house, followed quickly by two police helicopters flying low. Alarmed by the scene, he quickly ushered all of his relatives from the pool into his home.

The discovery of more than 50 undocumented immigrants in an air-conditioned tractor trailer parked in that alleyway transformed the normally quiet Leland Terrace subdivision into a display of chaos. People ran from the truck in an attempt to elude officers, jumping over fences and climbing on the roofs of houses, several breaking bones. Squad cars prowled the neighborhood. Officers shone flashlights into residents’ darkened yards. Helicopters continued circling overhead for several hours.

“It was pretty scary and it went on for a while,” Rust said. “It was more than I’m accustomed to.”


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