Urinating Alamo Could Land Man In Prison

Urinating On Alamo Could Land Man In Prison, Alamo Mission, Ozzy Osbourne urinated on the Alamo , urinating on office chairs, Urinating Alamo--Daniel Athens has just helped further define the saying "Don't mess with Texas." The 21-year-old tourist was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly urinating on The Alamo Mission in San Antonio.

Police say they caught Athens, mid-stream, after he ducked under a fence to pee on the building's wall An El Paso man was released from jail Sunday morning after being arrested by security guards the previous night and accused of urinating on the Alamo.

Daniel Athens, 21, was intoxicated when he was detained in front of the Alamo around 9:25 p.m., a member of the Alamo Rangers said.

Athens was arrested on two Class C misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and urinating in public. A Class C misdemeanor carries a fine of up to $500.

While on tour in the US in the early 80s, Black Sabbath's frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, found himself with a full bladder and nowhere near a lavatory. Relieving himself against a nearby building, he was arrested by an irate cop, who told him he had been urinating on The Alamo, the icon of Texan independence. "Son, when you p**s on The Alamo, you p**s on the state of Texas," he was apparently told.

This isn't the first time that someone has taken issue with the landmark while in a drunken stupor.
Rock icon Ozzy Osbourne was arrested and banned from the city of San Antonio after he urinated on the cenotaph that stands opposite the memorial.

At the time of the 1982 incident, he was wearing his then-girlfriend Sharon's dress because she had hidden his clothes.

Beyond the lines: Athens drew attention when he went to a corded off section 'Urine contains salt and the limestone absorbs the salt and then pushes the salt out,' the police report said.

'When the salt gets pushed out so does the face of the limestone and through this process the urine contributes to the eroding of the limestone.'

Athens may face the felony charge of damaging a public monument which comes along with a possible two year prison sentence.Caught: David Athens, 21, was caught urinating on the Alamo and was charged with the misdemeanors of public intoxication and public urination.

The police report documents how patrol men saw Athens 'making the motions of putting his penis back in his pants and saw a puddle on the original mortar of the Shrine and next to the Shrine.'

Athens was charged with public drunkenness and public urination, but since those are both misdemeanors he was released on Sunday.

His charges may be increased depending on the level of damage that the landmark, which was built in 1744, sustained.

The chemical breakdown of the urine was known to police who warned of possible repercussions on the monument.

A man clearly missed the memo that you don't mess with Texas as he was arrested for urinating on the famed Alamo in San Antonio.

Daniel Athens, 21, was caught by police after he went into a chained-off area of the one-time Catholic mission that serves as a memorial to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

Police were called to the national landmark, which is referred to as the 'Shrine of Texas Liberty' late Saturday night.

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