An arrest warrant has been issued for a YouTuber who filmed himself inside a SpaceX facility in South Texas. In late March, YouTuber Caesar L. Galaviz posted a video on his LocoVlogs channel showing him easily entering the Boca Chica office of Elon Musk-owned aerospace company SpaceX in a car, with no problems because security did not stop him.
As the video progresses, he can be seen exploring the base and then wandering around the SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket launch site. Galaviz’s video was notable for showing him walking beneath the 16-story Starship prototype and filming the spacecraft’s bottom.
SapceX Arrest Warrant Issued
The video received five likes and 100 dislikes before being re-uploaded by another youtuber.
The video was shot just a few days before the Starship rocket exploded during a test flight on March 30 due to plumbing problems.
On May 11, Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza tweeted that Cesar L. Galaviz had been arrested, nearly a month after the video was uploaded. He posted a photo of Galaviz with the caption “Cameron County Sheriff’s Office Wanted Fugitive” and stated that the warrant was issued “for intentionally going onto the SpaceX property without their consent.”
The tweet elicited mixed reactions from netizens, with some applauding the move and others suggesting that SpaceX needs better security and questioning the police’s actions despite Galaviz’s apology video.
Galaviz posted another video on April 1st, this time apologising for his actions. He admits that his actions were “wrong” and “illegal,” and says he “should have thought about trespassing.” He went on to say that he thought showing a rocket would be “something cool for the channel,” but vowed never to do so again, hoping that the “SpaceX community can forgive him for his actions.”
Galaviz was last seen in Conroe, Texas, according to reports.