This is a curious crime report. Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez, Jr. in Zapata County Texas is dealing with “lake pirates.” Falcon Lake sits on the Texas/Mexican border and a Texas couple was attacked while jetskiing by a boat of “pirates” who shot David Michael Hartley, 30. The wife had to speed off, leaving her husband in the water.
The sheriff reports that the husband was shot in the back of the head.
Officials have warned fishermen and water skiers about lake pirates who are increasingly robbing Americans. Presumably, U.S. officials could cross the water border in pursuit of such felons under “hot pursuit.” That international law doctrine was formed in part to deal with pirates.