Sunday, April 15, 2012


Apparently someone thinks he's a rock-and-roll rebel.
Daniel Athens, 21, was allegedly intoxicated when he was detained in front of the Alamo around 9:25 p.m., according to a member of the Alamo Rangers. He was arrested on two Class C misdemeanors, for public intoxication and urinating in public.

According to Melinda Navarro, the Alamo Committee chairwoman with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Athens walked around the olive tree in front of the shrine, then ducked under a chain and did his deed on the nearly 300-year-old limestone fa├žade. One of three rangers guarding the historic site Saturday night saw Athens, Navarro said. There were numerous visitors also on the grounds.

“The ranger started running towards him, but the guy had already done his thing,” she said. “So he took him inside the gates and waited for the San Antonio Police Department.”
(from the Express-News)

But, also just as apparently, this isn't such a rebellious thing to do.
The last person arrested for urinating at the Alamo was in January 2009, according to published reports.
Do it first, you're a rebel. Do it fifth, you're just a copycat.

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