Eddie Perez Romero, the La Puente pastor who was taken into custody near Tiananmen Square during a human rights protest, has been ordered out of the country by Chinese authorities and put aboard a San Francisco-bound airplane, his daughter said Monday.
"We know he is flying into San Francisco and from there he's going to try and take a Southwest flight into L.A.," said his daughter, Sarah Yetter. She said she expected him to arrive in Los Angeles today in the late afternoon or early evening.
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing helped locate Romero after his arrest and apparently helped him get out of the country, said Tony Thomas, Romero's spokesman in La Puente.
"The Chinese have destroyed all his papers, his passport, everything," Thomas said. "So we're not sure what happens when he gets to San Francisco."