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"Don't Whiz on the Alamo" Guy Gets 18 Months

The infamous 'Alamo Whizzer' will be using the facilities in the state prison system for the coming 18 months, 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports.

 

  Daniel Athens, 23, urinated on the side of the Alamo in April of 2012 when he was in town with a tour group from El Paso.  Witnesses and Alamo Marshals said Athens ducked under a fence and relieved himself on the side of the Shrine of Texas Liberty.

 

  He was arrested for public intoxication and public urination, specifically, according to Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed, "felony level criminal mischief of a public monument or place of human burial," which is a State Jail Felony.

 

  As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors opposed Athens' request for probation, and he pled guilty to avoid a sentence of up to two years.

 

  Athens will also have to pay $4,000 to cover the damage that his action did to the limestone facade of the Alamo.  He will also not be eligible for early release.

 

  "The message is, don't whiz on the Alamo,' Reed said in announcing the sentence.

 

  It is an urban legend that singer Ozzy Osbourne urinated on the Alamo during a stop in San Antonio for a concert in 1982.  Osbourne actually urinated on the Alamo Cenotaph.  He didn't have to go to jail, but he did pay $10,000 and made a public apology.

 

 

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