A Boy Scout troop from Iowa recently had an unexpected adventure that none of them will soon forget.
The troop was in Alaska on a camping trip when one of the scouts apparently photographed a border patrol agent. In retrospect the photo was “probably” a mistake.
Boyscout Troop 111 leader Jim Fox recounted the harrowing and now memorable experience. Fox said one of the Scouts took a picture of a border official, which spurred agents to detain everyone in that van and search them and their belongings.
“The agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and 10 years in prison,” Fox said.
Fox said he was told it is a federal offense to take a picture of a federal agent.