MASSAPEQUA - A father of two may be deported after police say they caught him shoplifting at a Massapequa Wal-Mart.
Jose Rodriguez, a father of two, is accused of shoplifting, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. The El Salvador native was caught by the border patrol entering the country illegally in 2005.
Rodriguez’s wife claims that video surveillance footage shows that her husband was not the aggressor during the incident. She says a plainclothes Nassau County detective pushed her husband while he was trying to calm down their 4-year-old son.
According to the felony complaint, Rodriguez tried to leave the area, grabbed the detective's arm and then fought with him over the handcuffs.
The Nassau District Attorney’s Office and Nassau police did not comment on the case because it's currently in litigation.
Rodriguez is due in court in two weeks. A deportation order has already been placed.
Rodriguez was also charged with having two fake Social Security cards and a fake permanent resident ID card.