Call it justice, Texas-style. An alleged underage drinker at a College Station music festival got herself out of trouble by beating an officer in a game of rock, paper, scissors. The encounter was captured in a Vine that opens with "you're free to go," suggesting that what follows will in fact determine whether said freedom is achieved. A very serious-looking girl then throws rock; the very edge of the officer's scissors is seen, to cheers, hugs, and the girl's very apparent relief. The Houston Chronicle reports on what the Chilifest attendee may have managed to avoid: "hefty fines, a criminal record, a court appearance, government classes and expulsion from the festival." The officers behind the game apparently haven't emerged so consequence-free, though.
Burleson County Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas tells KBTX that while it's within officers' purview to give underage drinkers a pass, when they "play games to get someone out of a ticket, I have a problem with that." The three officers who were present for the game were hired by Gaas to work the fest, and he says they won't be given such a gig in the future; he's also informed their two respective departments, which can decide if they want to take further action. The Daily Dot reports the video was posted to a Texas A&M forum (sample comment: "I love how the friend hugs her like she just won Miss America"), where one user wrote, "Hey, this is one of my good friends and she doesn't want gifs and posts of this going up all over the internet and would really appreciate it if this post was removed." No such luck.