In a feat that is generally reserved for white trash families who need to waste time while the trailer park is being fumigated for bed bugs, Jose Navarrete of San Diego has been arrested for taking his 2 year old daughter into an elephant enclosure for a selfie at the San Diego Zoo. Navarrete, 25, is being held on $100,000 bail for charges of trespassing and child cruelty - which I'm sure is like child endangerment but sounds much more sinister.
The African and Asian Elephants are not generally dangerous but are kept at a safe distance for observation at the zoo. Jose was not bound to let borders interfere with this amazing photo opportunity so, daughter in arms, the young Hispanic father scaled 2 fences, one being electrified, to reach the several-ton mammoths. Once the Elephants noticed the intruders they became territorial and charged at the father and daughter. Jose dropped his daughter in the pursuit and as he rolled under the electric fence he reached back under to retrieve his daughter like in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Both father and child were unharmed and had already left the enclosure by the time security had arrived, but the authorities were already notified and Jose was taken into police custody.
Now this may seem like your everyday "baby almost dies because of neglectful idiot parents" story but this incident is so much more. Until now the privilege of endangering yourself or your children by means of irresponsibly trespassing in an exotic animal enclosure has been a right seen only in the Caucasian community. There's something about dominating captive animals that gives white Americans a false sense of empowerment and they feel entitled to overstep boundaries to taunt and take pictures. Jose Navarrete has set a new precedent that says " you don't have to be white to break the law and endanger your children for a photo op."
I hope this is a inspiration to all races across this great country. You don't have to be white to be trash - you just have to make bad decisions while having total disregard for your safety or the safety of those around you. Ironically enough, Jose's daughter will probably never remember this amazing day at the zoo, but I bet those Elephants will never forget.
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