Skip to comments.Man Chases WPEC Reporter, Cameraman Off Property at Gunpoint
Posted on 02/01/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
WPEC reporter Al Pefley (right) and cameraman Dana Szpunar have filed a complaint with the Palm Beach County sheriffs office after a homeowner chased them off his property with a gun...
Pefley, who wore dark clothes, had been knocking on doors to find residents willing to be interviewed when he arrived at Jeffrey Eassas property. Eassa, 47, is a former principal at Acreage Pines Elementary.
Pefley admitted that the gate to Eassas driveway was padlocked, but the door to the walkway wasnt. So Pefley and Szpunar, camera on his shoulder, walked up the house. They startled Eassa, who was packing his car in the driveway.
Get the f
off my property, thats how people get shot, Eassa told the men as he ran inside the house. He came out with a handgun and, according to Pefleys statement to PBSO, followed the men to the property line at gunpoint as a woman in the doorway of the house yelled: Jeffrey, get back here!
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I leave my items somewhere, but don't go up to their door.
Or don't leave anything at all.
It’s all good. Nobody got hurt, and you have a reporter who is now one IQ point smarter.
In the State of Texas it is unlawful to enter anyone’s property that is fenced with a gate or has a notice posted. It is unlawful trespass. Furthermore it is trespass to enter any property without permission that has a purple painted stripe on any object within the property.
If that had happened in Texas the man had every right to show his gun on his own property, of which these punks trespassed.
He didn’t realize they were media until he drove them away.
Had he realized they were media, he should have driven them away even faster. I will at least be courteous to Williamson family con artists. But not to media.
Al Pefly? The homeowner could have shaken a stick at him and he’d have crapped his pants and ran to the news van.
At 9 o'clock at night?!?!
I've lived in Texas all my life, and I've never heard about the purple stripe thing. I'll have to look into it. Do you know where that comes from?
In the State of Texas it is unlawful to enter anyones property that is fenced with a gate or has a notice posted. It is unlawful trespass. Furthermore it is trespass to enter any property without permission that has a purple painted stripe on any object within the property.So what is the meaning and rational of the purple stripe? A fence and a gate is pretty obvious, a purple stripe less so.
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Those two TV jackasses are lucky they didn’t get shot.
The woman in the doorway needs to learn to STFU.
"...you left the magazine on the kitchen table!"
I looked this up, and it is apparently the case in several states now. Purple Stripes = No Trespassing. Hell of a lot cheaper than signs for large landowners. Guess it's time to go buy some purple outdoor laytex and hit some of my trees. Thanks!
PACKING HIS CAR?? Dang, and here I thought my 17rd 9mm was a little on the heavy side...
The homeowner yelled for the trespassers to get off the property, then he went in the house for his gun. When the homeowner came back out, the trespassers were still on the property.
They felt entitled to stay there.
He’s lucky not to have been shot and become lion food nearby! Maybe alligator food?
When I visit friends, out there, I call first and then announce my arrival with a horn blast signal!
§ 30.05. CRIMINAL TRESPASS. (a) A person commits an
offense if he enters or remains on or in property, including an
aircraft or other vehicle, of another without effective consent or
he enters or remains in a building of another without effective
consent and he:
(1) had notice that the entry was forbidden; or
(2) received notice to depart but failed to do so.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Entry” means the intrusion of the entire body.
(2) “Notice” means:
(A) oral or written communication by the owner or
someone with apparent authority to act for the owner;
(B) fencing or other enclosure obviously
designed to exclude intruders or to contain livestock;
(C) a sign or signs posted on the property or at
the entrance to the building, reasonably likely to come to the
attention of intruders, indicating that entry is forbidden;
(D) the placement of identifying purple paint
marks on trees or posts on the property, provided that the marks
(i) vertical lines of not less than eight
inches in length and not less than one inch in width;
(ii) placed so that the bottom of the mark
is not less than three feet from the ground or more than five feet
from the ground; and
(iii) placed at locations that are readily
visible to any person approaching the property and no more than:
(a) 100 feet apart on forest land; or
(b) 1,000 feet apart on land other
than forest land; or
Entered through a closed gate into a fenced area, dressed like a peeping tom -- in an area known to have a serial peeping tom problem.
Here in Texas, they were committing "Criminal Trespass in the Night-time", in which scenario, deadly force is authorized.
Further, in several such cases, the trespassers were adjudged to have forfeited -- and the landowner was permitted to confiscate -- any equipment brought onto the posted property during the commission of the violation -- including nice, new vehicles.
The only reason to do that is to make an anti-gun political statement. Time to picket the reporter's home.
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