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Suspected illegals arrested after jumping into disabled car

Three illegal immigrants were arrested Sunday night after they mistook a broken down car with their pick up vehicle, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

A couple driving near Gila Bend had a tire blow out, and they pulled over to repair it. As they were working to fix the tire, the three men entered the vehicle.

The woman began screaming at them and the men exited the vehicle and hurried back into the desert.

MCSO found the three men about 80 yards from the roadway. All claimed to be Mexican nationals who paid between $300 and $2,000 each to be smuggled into the United States.

The men were booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on smuggling charges.