Skip to comments.A SpaceX fan ... spent the night in jail after taking photos of a rocket prototype
Posted on 10/03/2019 9:48:29 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
A SpaceX fan who visited Texas to see Elon Musk's Starship event spent the night in jail after taking photos of a rocket prototype built by the company
JB Wagoner, a "big fan" of the company, took close-up photos of a SpaceX prototype called Starhopper on Sunday. But hours later the Cameron County Sheriff's Department called and told Wagoner to turn himself in on suspicion of criminal trespassing.
Starhopper currently sits in a launch site that's adjacent to a public road and beach, making it a magnet for streams of curious onlookers since its completion and move to the site in early 2019.
photos of the area taken on Saturday and Sunday, and obtained by Business Insider, show most of the chain-link fencing on the east side of the launch site, and much of it on the south side, was somehow detached from its support poles and laying down in the sand. Photos of the same area taken on Monday (after Wagoner's arrest), and obtained by Business Insider, showed chain-link fencing reattache
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JB take lessons on fench-jumping from some illegals?
Or maybe it’s Gategate?...................
I stopped on the side of the public road going past to take a photo of the “hopper” and security made it very plain that action was not a good idea! They did not appear to be very friendly, I got back in my vehicle and drove on. The space port is very cool.
If pictures show the fence was down (not by him, undergoing repair/replacement) and there were no signs, I see a false arrest suit against SpaceX succeeding.
Sounds like he trespassed. Since SpaceX plans to test their A prototype stainless steel proof of concept, and has offered to buy out all Boca Chica homeowners (couldn't find the YT vid I've seen that discusses it), having people near the launch site probably isn't good for one's health.
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