Gizmodo: Man Sues Feds After Finding Spy Camera on His Property and Refusing to Give It Back by Sidney Fussell:
A Texas rancher has found himself playing a game of federal hot potato to keep a spying device he found on his property out of the hands of border patrol officials.
As first reported by Ars Technica, Ricardo Palacios, a 74-year-old rancher and attorney, found a small camera on a tree near his son’s home in Encinal, Texas last November. Palacios has contended with border agents since 2010 and, tired of agents going onto his land without permission, removed the camera. Not long after, that, Palacios says officials representing both US Customs and Border Protection and the Texas Rangers called him, each claiming they owned the camera and that Palacios would face penalties if he refused to return it. Palacios sued them.