Texmelucan toll booth, near the scene of Monday's attack. Texmelucan toll booth, near the scene of Monday's attack.

Thieves kill baby, 2, rape woman, daughter

Family of four was traveling on Mexico City-Puebla freeway Tuesday morning

A two-year-old baby was killed and two women sexually assaulted when a family was targeted by thieves on the Mexico City-Puebla highway early Tuesday morning.

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Authorities say a family of four en route to Puebla had pulled to the side of the freeway for a pit stop at about 3:00am when they were attacked by at least eight individuals traveling in two vehicles.

When they attempted to resist, the thieves attacked Hilario Vázquez Pérez, shot and killed his infant son and then raped his wife and their 14-year-old daughter before driving off with the family’s vehicle, a white Ford Ranger pickup.

Abandoned at the side of the highway, the victims walked two kilometers to the nearest telephone, at the toll booth at San Martín Texmelucan, Puebla, to report the crime.

A search by Federal Police has turned up no sign of the attackers, who are thought to have hidden in the community of Santa María Moyotzingo.

Source: El Universal (sp), e-consulta (sp)

CORRECTION: The day of the incident was incorrect in a previous version of the story.

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  • Jungle Cat

    All Good Mexicans should be allowed to carry a gun just as the bad Mexicans do.. Maybe then some of the bad would be eliminated…

    • James Ryan

      So, you think every Mexican should carry a sub-machine gun – cause that’s the only way you could hold off 8 men attacking you. Typical stupid shit from American expats – go home yanqui.

      • Jungle Cat

        Lad you are the one with shit for brains I’ll take a gun over a stick at a gun fight anytime Idiot. The dam whole world should be open carry!!!!

  • Jose Yates

    And Mexico thinks Trump is rude for building a wall.

  • kallen

    Amazing! Clearly, a de-armed citizenry has not worked. Clearly, government solutions have not worked. The only path forward is for the citizens to take matters into their own hands.

  • K. Chris C.

    For a moment there I thought that this might be another United Airlines’ “re-accommodation” incident. Nope, just the naive traveling unarmed.

    An American citizen, not US subject.

  • Clarke

    very sad, I think, your right all Mexicans should carry…of course all 3 of you would be dead….no problem for me ..now fuck off to the land of road rage killings!!! how fuckin stupid are….wait never mind you TRUMPED ME!

  • Dan Tucker

    More guns, legal or otherwise, would simply mean more deaths. The better decision would be not to drive a car in Mexico after or before daylight hours. . . not a guarantee, but a bit more safe. . .

    • csb4546

      Where´s the Mexican Highway Patrol?

      • Dan Tucker

        The Mexican Highway Patrol only exists to make money, not to help people, besides themselves. They will pull you over for the slightest infraction, or even a non-existent infraction just to try and get some money from you, especially if you are a foreigner. That´s just the way it is here. It´s a third-world country, so those of us who live here have to make informed decisions and take precautions. In my opinion, owning a gun is NOT a safe option, but I´m probably in the minority on that subject. . . .

    • freakstorm

      Then you are a prisoner in your own country without having committed a crime. You may as well lock yourself in a closet for the rest of your life.
      Those that give up liberty in return for safety deserve neither!

  • Commander Barkfeather

    Calling for a right to carry guns is the stupidest idea I can think of. Many people here don’t know where their next meal is coming from–how can they buy guns? And what kind of gun would be needed for two adults, a 14-year old girl, and an infant to go up against eight well armed Neanderthals who do this sort of thing for a living? Take a look north of the border to see how guns have made society safer. Perhaps Mexico would step in to keep the undocumented from traveling north, when the US tries to keep guns from going south. Life is not a movie, and you guys ain’t Harry Callahan.

    • freakstorm

      The states in the US are passing legislation to allow more and more people to carry weapons. Because not allowing law abiding citizens to possess firearms only ensures that they will remain victims to anyone that has a weapon.

    • Blackhawkpaul1

      Weapons permit systems work. You can be treated for your Hoplophibia (look it up)

    • Bonnie G

      They shouldn’t have guns because they can’t afford them? If citizens could carry guns then maybe the thugs would think twice before attacking innocent travelers. The family should not have traveled at 3 am. but most of us have been told the cuotas are safe – they probably thought so too. Don’t compare to the USA – where it is safe to travel at night on all our highways. The dangerous areas are concentrated in the inner cities.

      • James Ryan

        Ah, always nice to hear from idiotic old American expat twats – if you like the lunacy that is the US what the hell are you doing in Mexico – oh, yeah, cheap drinks, cheap help and a not so thinly disguised feeling of superiority.

        • Bonnie G

          Oh, please. Try staying sober and travel to broaden your knowledge of the world. There is more to life than television and video games.

  • csb4546

    Two cars full of bloodthirsty savages, with weapons, looking for victims on a major Mexican highway at 3 am.
    This wasn’t some tiny back road in the middle of nowhere – it’s the MAJOR Mexican highway from D.F. to Puebla.
    Where are the police patrols on such an important, major Mexican highway?

  • Pogo

    Eight frothing low-lifes in two vehicles.. the argument for armed travelers is a weak one in this case. Their weapons would have been stolen in addition to the other crimes committed.

    • Blackhawkpaul1

      Weapons permit systems work. You can be treated for your Hoplophibia (look it up)

      • Pogo

        No need to look up a term I’ve lectured on, walnut brain. I’m an NRA member, proud owner of many firearms, and possessor of a concealed carry permit issued by the State Patrol where I live, and with reciprocity in 48 of the 50 United States.

        We’re talking about Mexico, not the U.S. Citizens with firearms down there need training as the culture is wholly different, way different. Those victims were sitting ducks in that situation and would have not survived a gun fight. It’s arguable, but it’s a different story down there. Look it up.

  • Dan Tucker

    Bullshit. I have liberty and safety and live in Mexico. I just make the smartest decisions possible and love living here. I am no prisoner, I have not committed a crime and I do not live in a closet. Speak for yourself and stop trying to use your misguided logic on others.

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