http://www.uniontribune.com/news/military/20020406-9999_1m6marine.html By Pauline Repard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER April 6, 2002 Four men who used expired military IDs to trespass into Camp Pendleton were arrested after a late-night food fight Wednesday that destroyed more than 400 pounds of food. They claimed they were trying to show how lax security is at the base and planned to give the media a videotape of their exploits, said FBI spokeswoman Jan Caldwell. The four self-employed alarm salesmen were arraigned yesterday in federal court in San Diego on misdemeanor charges of trespassing, malicious mischief, destruction, theft of government property and using a false military pass. They did not enter pleas. Caldwell said the damage totaled less than $1,000. "Their main focus was to gain entrance to the base to expose lax security. Their thinking was obviously flawed because they got arrested," Caldwell said. Brett Jensen, 24, of Los Angeles and Travis Delgadillo, 24, of Las Vegas showed expired Marine Corps IDs as they drove onto the base late Wednesday night, Caldwell said. With them were Steve Esteves, 24, and Peter Marshall, 35, both of Los Angeles. Caldwell said the men drove around for a while, then stopped at a mess hall. A worker told them midnight rations had ended and that the building was closed. Later, though, they forced their way through a back window and picked the lock on a refrigerator, authorities said. Authorities allege the men either ate or threw around 12 pounds of cheese; 12 loaves of french bread; 75 pounds of honeydew melon; 198 pounds of watermelon; 20 pounds of mushrooms; 20 pounds of beef patties; 15 pounds of sliced bacon; 24 pounds of cherry tomatoes; and 40 pounds of regular tomatoes. The mess hall employee returned to the area, saw their car in the parking lot and called military police. The men were arrested about 2 a.m. Thursday, turned over to the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, then booked into the federal jail in downtown San Diego. Caldwell said the videotape, which was confiscated, shows the men entering the base, breaking into the mess hall and their food fight. She said it would be up to Marine authorities to investigate how the men were able to get onto the base without valid credentials. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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