In March of 1996 the program featured an hour-long report on the legend, including an interview with Jose "Chemo" Soto, the colorful mayor of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, who made the astounding statement that the chupacabras had claimed more than 100 victims.Soto
was running for reelection, and had personally organized and led posses of worried citizens hunting the beast -- which seems to have been sighted anywhere search parties happened to have been.Displaying a swashbuckling persona to local residents, he
has been dubbed "Chemo (Indiana) Jones."During his
combination tour, search, and destroy missions, Soto
always carried a large crucifix and supply of garlic, in case the extraterrestrial turned out to be a conventional vampire."Whatever it is," warned Soto
, "It's highly intelligent.