Here’s just one more of so many reasons why we need a wall! This is an incident that happened in the middle of the day at a Walmart. Can you imagine?

We love how the Louisiana publication calls the illegal alien “a Metairie man”…You have to look waaaay at the bottom of the article to see that this man is being held on an immigration detainer. Just a minor detail…

A Metairie man walked with a machete into a Kenner Walmart and used the weapon to try to kidnap a 2-year-old boy and then an infant, swinging the blade at store employees before he was tackled and arrested Friday (March 23), police said.

At one point, police said, Billy Yoe Budier-Herrera, 33, forced a mother to struggle for her child and to take refuge behind the store’s deli counter, moments before store employees and an off-duty Kenner police officer working a detail subdued Budier-Herrera inside the Walmart Supercenter, at 8912 Veterans Blvd.

Budier-Herrera was booked with two counts of second-degree kidnapping of a child, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of illegal carrying of weapons and disturbing the peace, according to the Kenner Police Department.

Along with the 10-inch, machete-style blade, Budier-Herrera was found carrying a container of pepper spray and a makeshift shiv formed of a plastic handle with razor blades attached by duct tape, Kenner police said.

The havoc began about 2 p.m., when Budier-Herrera approached a woman inside and her 2-year-old son inside the store. Budier-Herrera, who wore a backpack, “told the mother that if she did not listen to his instructions, she would die,” police said in a news release.

As the mother asked for help from store employees, Budier-Herrera grabbed the 2-year-old and tried to take the child out of a grocery cart and flee, police said. The mother grabbed her child, and a struggle ensued.

The woman prevailed, taking her son and running behind the deli counter as employees came to intervene. Budier-Herrera ran from the employees, heading into the meat and poultry section and “causing alarm” to other customers, police said.

As he ran, Budier-Herrera pulled the machete from his waistband and “aggressively swung” the blade at store employees, who “created distance,” according to Kenner police.

Budier-Herrera again ran from store employees — but then saw another mother with a baby strapped into the children’s seat of a grocery cart. Still armed with the machete, he tried to take the baby from the grocery cart but was stymied by the seat strap.

At that point, Budier-Herrera was tackled by store employees and the off-duty Kenner officer.


Friday night, Budier-Herrera remained in police custody with no bond yet set. He was also charged with an immigration detainer, police said.


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