US Man to Spend 18 Months in Jail for Peeing on Alamo Monument

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EspañolIn April of 2012, police arrested Daniel Athens (23) for urinating on a front wall of the Alamo, a Texas fort that played an important role in the San Antonio siege and battle (1836).

The man pled guilty in February in a San Antonio court to “felony criminal mischief of a public monument or place of human burial.” On Monday, District Judge Ray Olivarri delivered the maximum sentence allowed for a plea agreement.

Since this sentence is not eligible for parole, Athens will have to spend a full year and a half behind bars. Moreover, he will have to pay a US$4,000 fine to cover for any damages to the Alamo. Urine, allegedly, can deteriorate the limestone found in the building built by Spaniards settlers more than 250 years ago.

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The Alamo, a former Spanish mission called San Antonio del Valero, remains one of Texas’s most important historical landmarks and receives more than 2.5 million visitors every year.

Source: NBC News.

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