Former HPD-Captain Accused of Holding Repairman at Gunpoint in Attempt to Show Election Fraud
Another ‘Far-Fetched Attempt to Invalidate the Election,’ Says HCDP Chair
Local police on Tuesday charged a former Houston Police Department Captain with assault after he held a man at gunpoint in an attempt to secure evidence showing voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election.
“It is shocking what people will do in their far-fetched attempts to invalidate the election,” said Lillie Schechter, Harris County Democratic Party Chair. “President Trump continues to support this type of baseless claim. He promotes voter fraud hoping to win back a lost election – motivating his most loyal supporters to try to manufacture evidence.”
Former lawman Mark A. Aguirre was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after running a man off the road and pointing a gun at his head while accusing him of hiding 750.000 fraudulent ballots in a truck he was driving.
The Oct. 19 confrontation took place at 5:30 a.m. when an air conditioning repairman was driving in south Houston. A black SUV driven by Aguirre rear-ended the repairman’s vehicle and after pulling over, Aguirre drew a pistol and ordered the repairman to the ground.
Although Aguirre told police they would find ballots in the repairman’s truck, they only found air conditioner parts and tools.
“Mr. Aguirre crossed the line in his attempt to support one of President Trump’s conspiracy theories,” Schechter said. “These lies are damaging to our democracy and continue to divide our nation.
“There is no evidence of fraud, and there have been no legitimate challenges to our election integrity.”
For Immediate Release
Dec. 16, 2020
Contact: Angelica Luna-Kaufman