Borderline Insanity: Jeep Cherokee Caught Sitting On The Fence To Mexico

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
borderline insanity jeep cherokee caught sitting on the fence to mexico

A smuggling attempt turned into a borderline disaster when two Mexicans entrapped themselves and their Jeep Cherokee on top of the 14 foot high fence that separates Arizona from Mexico.

The S.O.B. smugglers wanted to get N.O.B. using a ramp. They should have tested the setup first. The Cherokee high-centered with the rear in Mexico and the front end hovering over the U.S.A., CBS5 Arizona reports.

Realizing the futility of their mission, the smugglers fled. The Border Patrol seized Jeep and ramp.

Getting snagged by much lesser bumps in the road is quite common. Even the Commander-in-Chief is not immune.

Note to the smugglers: The U.S. and Mexico are part of NAFTA, and Jeep Cherokees can be brought back stateside without incurring customs duty. Or perhaps it wasn’t a Jeep they were smuggling?

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 01, 2012

    Does that Cherokee have an aftermarket hood? Or is that just what they look like in Mex?

  • Redliner Redliner on Nov 01, 2012

    The video, from alternate angles clearly shows the limo only high centered because it suffered a sudden depressurization of it's air suspension. Cause unknown. The SS has perpetuated the "it high centered" idea to cover-up the fact that the air suspension is a weak spot. At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter because this is only the "diplomatic" limo, not The presidential limo.

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