"All five now face burglary charges. They were caught after a silent alarm alerted authorities at about 1 a.m. that someone was using one of the historic building's fire escapes.
"As they wandered the halls for about 30 minutes, police and sheriff's deputies surrounded the building, Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz said.
"They were arrested as they left the courthouse. Two others were taken into custody outside, and the fifth was arrested at the group's rented recreational vehicle, which was parked nearby.
“We found a bottle of cold beer up in the courtroom, so we know they had been having a partying time,” Ortiz said. “It's very likely these individuals were just intoxicated. They may have not even known what this building was.”
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It looks like I have company in my Texas courthouses project. I never imagined that the French were interested in our Texas courthouse heritage. And, that they would travel in groups of 5 in a recreational vehicle, drinking beer and wearing sombreros!
If anyone else has noticed any French-looking people "casing" our courthouses please contact the authorities.
I, for one, will keep my eyes open from now on.