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Man delivers pizzas to immigrants found in semi-truck

(SBG San Antonio photo)

One man here in San Antonio saw the more than 50 undocumented immigrants found in a semi-truck Tuesday night were given water, but also saw they were without food.

So, he decided to step in and deliver them pizza.

"Some people are thinking that it was their tax money that bought those pizzas for the immigrants, which it didn't turn out that way. It was my personal money. I'm not looking for anything back from it. I have done interviews but I just want to let everybody know that these are human beings, they aren't just immigrants. It's not about color or race," Armando Colunga said.

Colunga said he brought the pizza right after work. He said he wanted to thank the law enforcement officials for allowing him to give the pizza to the group.

The group was found in the truck in the alleyway of the 8400 block of Greenbrier near Loop 410 behind the Greenbrier Apartments, which is just across the highway from the San Antonio International Airport. Officials said 54 were found inside the truck. Five people were transported to the hospital for injuries they sustained while trying to run out of the truck and away from the scene, according to San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood. Shane Folden, Special Agent in Charge with Homeland Security Investigations, said four of those transported to the hospital have been released, while one remains hospitalized. The immigrants hailed from countries including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Brazil. Among the group were men, women and minors.

The driver was identified as 36-year-old Gerardo Carreron of Laredo. Feds said he will face federal human smuggling charges.

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