SAN ANTONIO - Five men are being held in connection with a bizarre break-in at the Bexar County Courthouse early Wednesday. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff in a press conference said the men were either "very lucky, or knew what they were doing." The men entered the building through a window on the fire escape which triggered an alarm, notifying authorities.
Judge Wolff said the best-case scenario is that the men were pulling a prank. The men were found in one of the offices wearing sombreros and holding a judge's gavel. Officials say three of the men were found inside the courthouse while the others waited in an RV parked outside the building. The Bexar County Sheriff says the RV is in a storage lot and officials are awaiting a search warrant to search the contents.
The men have been identified as "French Moroccans” and according to officials with the FBI are in the country legally. Judge Wolff says the men entered the United States in September and are here on a 90-day visa.
FBI and Federal Homeland Security investigators have been on scene most of the morning and are questioning the men about the incident. Officials with local military bases say they are working with local authorities and have increased vigilance around military installations.
The Courthouse opened to normal business at usual time. Police had the entire area sealed off to the public for most of the morning while bomb-sniffing dog teams conducted a search.