Security cameras alerted staff of the Sloan’s Curve Condominium at 2000 S. Ocean Blvd. to the presence of several undocumented immigrants who had entered the property early Wednesday morning.
Palm Beach police apprehended 18 people — 13 suspected Chinese nationals and five Haitians — following a call around 4:15 a.m. from the condominium’s security staff.
Sloan’s Curve is on the south end of the island, near Phipps Ocean Park (where we used to go for school outings) and the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course. Had they landed further north, at the Bath and Tennis Club, they’d had an entirely different reception?
Why? There’s a story about a dead body which washed ashore at the B&T. The staff altered the manager.
“Was he a member?” the manager asked.
“No, sir,” the staff member replied.
“Then throw him back.”