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Jeep Cherokee left teetering on border fence after failed crossing stunt [w/video]

Posted Nov 1st 2012 2:41PM

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The XJ Jeep Cherokee is a remarkably capable off-roader. With good approach and departure angles, decent suspension flex from the factory and stout running gear, it will get you where you need to go within reason.

Unfortunately for some would-be immigrants, even that talented machine doesn't have the break-over angle necessary to drive over the border fence between the US and Mexico. Border Patrol agents came across this scene recently while on patrol, wherein a few innovative minds came up with a set of ramps to carry their XJ up and over the 4.2 metre (14-foot-tall) fence.

The Border Patrol has since seized the XJ, which means it will likely languish on a government lot until it goes to auction. While we imagine the vehicle's occupants simply set out on foot after the high-center incident, next time they might have a bit more luck with a Wrangler.

Click here for the shocking video clip of this border crossing stunt gone wrong.

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Kevin Bowman

We build a 14 foot fence, they will be selling 15 foot ladders, just one more reason why we need to get serious about securing our borders. This attempt may look stupid, but guess what it worked.

November 03 2012 at 9:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hemusbull

As stupid as it gets...But well, god helps them, they are at large, just they left a trophy!

November 01 2012 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply