EL PASO - In an item that qualifies for the Just When You Thought You'd Heard It All Department comes some astounding news from the city country music singer Marty Robbins sang about in his hit "El Paso."
A member of the United States Border Patrol, who insisted on anonymity, informed The Political Drive Thru Window News Agency that he recently discovered a brand new method by which illegal aliens are entering into the U.S.
The Border Patrol Agent who told PDTW reporter Mistletoe Bulova to refer to him, by the false name Wyatt Earp, said that a few days ago while he was patrolling an area down by the Rio Grande, the river that separates Texas from Mexico, he spotted a long, bright shiny object.
Agent Earp said that as he looked through his binoculars he noticed that the object appeared to be a cannon, like the ones used by circus performers.
The agent said that as he sat and surveyed the situation intently, the cannon suddenly resonated with a loud boom and he actually saw a man, who appeared to be about 5-foot-2-inches tall shoot out of the cannon and fly over the river onto the U.S. side.
Agent Earp quickly followed the human cannonball and saw him as he hurried to get out of a huge mobile safety net that had been set up among some bougainvillea bushes.
The officer tried to follow him but the human cannonball jumped on the back of a waiting Harley Davidson and he and the driver drove off at a high rate of speed toward New Mexico.
SIDENOTE: Officials from Mexico's Department of Border Relations were asked by U.S. Immigration officials to investigate the huge circus cannon. They reported that they thoroughly searched the area and could not find the so called circus cannon anywhere.
[PHOTO CREDIT: We would like to thank Perfectamundo "El Niño" Chorizo, son of noted photographer Rico Chorizo, for graciously allowing us the use of his Rio Grande River photograph.]