AUSTIN - An internet fad known as "Urban Exploration" or "Urbex" has made it's way to Austin.
The trend originated online and consists of people shooting selfie-style videos of themselves exploring abandoned buildings, construction zones, warehouses and more.
A simple YouTube search will return hundreds of thousands of similar videos and about 14,500 of those were created in Austin.
For Austin Police Department Lieutenant Ryan Adam, the videos show just one thing: "To me, on the legal aspect, you're watching up to six months to one year in jail," he said.
Adam said the trend has slowly grown in Austin with past incidents including a photographer who was caught climbing.
"They look for an opportunity and they keep looking around until they see that opportunity and they can get into that job site," he said.
Adam said the premise can seem somewhat innocent -- just teens or young adults wanting some social media hits -- but he said the reality is much more serious.