Guy Gets 18 Months for Peeing on the Alamo
Daniel Athens must also pay $4K in restitution
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2014 12:19 PM CDT
In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony in San Antonio.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

(Newser) – Daniel Athens is probably going to forever remember his decision to urinate on the Alamo back in April 2012. The El Paso resident has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for peeing on the San Antonio landmark during a visit to the city, KPRC reports. He'll also have to re-pay the $4,000 it cost to clean his bodily fluids off the historic limestone. Athens, 23, pleaded guilty to avoid a longer prison sentence; typically, felony criminal mischief can land you up to two years in jail, KSAT reports.

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Apr 18, 2014 11:14 AM CDT
"Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Col. Travis and Tejanos " and I bet they all peed at the alamo.
Apr 16, 2014 1:08 PM CDT
so a young man can drunk drive and kill several people, and only end up in rehab? But somebody pisses on a building, and he gets thrown in jail? oh Texas, you sure have your priorities straight
Apr 16, 2014 8:23 AM CDT
This is inexcusable! However, we are all guilty of much worse. Great men, such as Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Col. Travis and Tejanos died defending the Alamo! The Tejanos are Americans of Mexican ancestry! One of our greatest presidents was born in Texas. Of German ancestry; he let the Nisei liberate a Catholic monastery at Casino, Italy. His name was Dwight David Eisenhower! The Nisei are Americans of Japanese ancestry. Perfectly clear?