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

(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.

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.
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)
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