POSTED: 9:11 am CDT August 24, 2008
UPDATED: 9:20 am CDT August 24, 2008
IRVING, Texas -- Hispanic leaders called off a boycott of a popular North Texas car dealership on Saturday.
Activists called for the boycott after Oscar Urbina, an illegal immigrant, was arrested after a broken car deal. Both sides now say it was a big misunderstanding.
"The police are obviously called for a different reason than checking the government papers or immigrant status, and Frank Parra is confident that won't happen again," said attorney Larry Friedman, who represents Frank Parra Chevrolet.
Urbina said he was using a fake Social Security number to try to buy a truck when the finance company flagged the deal.
When asked to leave the store, Urbina locked himself into the truck, the dealership's salesmen said. They then called police, and Urbina was arrested.
"We accept their apologies and their willingness to work with our community, and now we move forward," activist Carlos Quintenia said. "And now Oscar Urbina lives in peace and tranquility, and Frank Parra continues to get the support of our community that it has had for many, many, many years."
The dealership said it will not press charges against Urbina.