Border Patrol Points Gun at Boy Scout for Taking Picture, Threatens Arrest

Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown Live

Boy-Scout-Van---01A road trip turned into a nightmare for Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 Leader Jim Fox and a van load of scouts trying to drive from Canada into Alaska.

One of the scouts took a photo of a border patrol agent, which resulted in everyone from that van being detained and having the scouts and their belongings investigated.

Things got intense for Fox when “the agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and 10 years in prison,” Fox said.

He was told it is a federal offense to take a picture of a federal agent.”

Not wanting things to escalate he says he did not complain.

Things got worse.

One of the scouts was bringing down luggage from the top of a van to be investigated when something unexpected happened – “He hears a snap of a holster, turns around, and here’s this agent, both hands on a loaded pistol, pointing at the young man’s head,” Fox explained.

Fox expressed to KCCI that he is outraged over the thought of what happened to Troop 111 and the fact there are people who are freely coming across the southern border and Americans are being searched for taking pictures by gun point.

Any information from the photo taken by the Boy Scout most likely is available on Google Earth for free.