FREMONT, OH (WTVG) – Nationwide vigilantes are banding together to try to stop child predators. A new local group attempted to do just that Tuesday, and a YouTube video documenting the incident at the Fremont Walmart has gone viral.
The suspect “Dads Against Predators” met in the video is locked up and facing charges after law enforcement viewed the video. But, his arrest isn’t for underage sex crimes. Instead it’s a deportation case that the United States Border Patrol is involved in.
On Tuesday morning Joshua Mundy confronted 39-year-old Rafael Valadez-Loera at the Fremont Walmart.
Mundy says this meet up was planned, except Valadez-Loera was expecting a 14-year-old boy instead.
Mundy followed him around the store and into the parking lot and even captured video of the suspect’s license plate.
Turns out he was legally admitted on a visitor visa, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Detroit tells 13abc he may be deported because he violated his immigration status by engaging in criminal activity which endangers public safety.
Mundy says authorities reached out to him after seeing the video.
“Nothing I’m doing is illegal, but I should be safe and they thanked me while also kind of yelling at me as well. … I’ve caught three people in 24 hours that were here to meet and to take home a 14-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, and I don’t know what they’ve done in the past few years, but in 24 hours that I’ve done this I’ve caught three people,” said Mundy.