Vandalizing the Alamo Gets San Antonio Man Arrested

Alamo Texas

It’s a well-known fact that Texans from every corner of the state have been taught to “Remember the Alamo,” the site of the 1836 battle between Texan and Mexican armies. Tales of courage and heroism are woven into the fabric of the Alamo, which still stands today and is a popular tourist destination for people worldwide.

To vandalize this revered 250-year-old monument is to ask for severe consequences in the eyes of the law. One young man received his fair share of Texas justice when he was caught red-handed, engraving his name into the Alamo with a car key.

Although 22-year-old Julio Perez, a native Texan, may have wanted to leave a permanent mark on one of the Lone Star State’s most treasured relics, he wound up in jail instead. On the afternoon of September 3, 2015, an Alamo tour guide spotted Perez engraving his name into the side of the limestone wall. Perez attempted to flee on foot but was soon apprehended by Alamo Rangers and turned over to the San Antonio Police Department.[1]

According to local news source KENS5, the vandal managed to make a 3-by-1-inch etching of his first name on a wall in the Monk’s Burial Room of the church, resulting in second-degree felony criminal mischief charges. According to Texas Penal Code Chapter 28, a second-degree felony criminal mischief charge results when property damage totals between $100,000 and $200,000. [3]

Vandalism is a severe criminal act with hefty fines, a ruined reputation, and jail time ranging from 2 to 20 years in state prison. We can assist you by recommending attorneys who will help you navigate the judicial system if you, a family member, or a co-worker have been arrested and locked up in the Bexar County Jail for vandalism. Call McRae Bail Bonds (210) 463-5561 for information on bail bond and jail release.