A former Houston Police Division captain was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pointing a gun at an air conditioner repairman he thought was orchestrating an enormous voter fraud scheme, prosecutors mentioned.
Mark Aguirre, 63, was charged with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon for the Oct. 19 confrontation, in response to the Harris County District Lawyer’s Workplace.
Aguirre, a member of a bunch of personal residents conducting their very own probe into an alleged poll scheme, rammed his SUV into the person’s work truck — believing the sufferer was hauling round 750,000 fraudulent ballots, prosecutors mentioned.
The previous cop then pointed his handgun on the technician when he exited his automobile and compelled him to the bottom, in response to prosecutors.
The day of the incident, Aguirre acquired $211,400 from Houston-based Liberty Heart for God and Nation. The group’s CEO is well-known right-wing activist Steven Hotze, The Texas Tribune reported.
Inside the person’s work truck, police discovered air-con elements and instruments, not ballots, prosecutors mentioned.
Prosecutors mentioned an investigation decided Aguirre’s election fraud claims have been baseless.