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A lake straddling the Texas/Mexico border has become a focus of violence committed by Mexican "pirates". Colorado resident David Hartley was brutally murdered and his wife shot at while jet skiing on Falcon Lake. Read full article. Texas law enforcement agencies are telling boaters on Falcon Lake to make sure they stay on the U.S. side and avoid crossing into Mexican waters. At least four other violent incidents have take place on the lake over the past five months:
April 30: Four heavily armed men boarded two boats near the Old Guerrero area demanding money.
May 6: Two armed men approached a boat near marker 14 and demanded cash.
May 16: Five armed men boarded a boat on the United States side of the lake near marker 7.
Aug 31: Falcon lake pirates, using a small boat marked "Game Wardin", tried to stop a Texas fisherman.