Texas Monthly- Burleson County Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas confirms to News 3 that three of the officers he hired to work security at the music festival last weekend in Snook gave an underage drinker the chance to get out of a ticket by winning a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. You can see from her reaction that she was both excited and relieved to have won.
Gaas says he found out about the incident last night. This morning he told all three officers that they will not be allowed to work security at future [Chilifests]. He also notified the two departments the officers work for so they can decide whether further action is warranted. Gaas declined to say what departments the three officers work for.
Giving the underage drinker a break is not what got the officers in trouble. Gaas says doing so is an officer’s discretion. But when they “play games to get someone out of a ticket, I have a problem with that,” Gaas said.
Let's clear something up for a moment, because it's been perception has been skewed. There is one reason only that this guy decided to play R/P/S instead of giving this girl a ticket, and it's not because he is a super nice guy. Don't get me wrong, maybe he is a sweetheart, but he's a sweetheart that didn't feel like doing paperwork in front of thousands of piss drunk lunatics. How often at your workplace do you avoid unnecessary work? Every day? Every hour? You think being a police officer is any different? If it weren't for quotas we would all be living in a state of anarchy where cops would have curtains on their windows and DVD players in their dashboards. So, this guys said "you know what, fuck it. I don't want to do this shit. Let's put it in God's hands by playing a childhood game of luck." I mean, it would have to be at least a 3 game series to be anything more than pure luck. This cop knew the rabbit hole that one underage drinking ticket leads to. What percentage of people at a Country Music festival are underage? 30? 40? Dude could have passed out citations like they were generic brand condoms at college orientation.
The only question this brings up is how happy is this guy's dance? Seriously? His punishment is that he can no longer work ChiliFests? This may be the biggest win-win situation in the history of underage drinking. You ever been the sober person at a party? Even worse, ever been the sober person that is responsible for a bunch of other drunk people? Worst situation ever. I would rather be responsible for Robert Durst at a hardware store. So this guy sacrificed the legitimacy of his profession and his only punishment is that he doesn't have to do the single worst aspect of his profession? That's like being sent to your room when you have Wifi and PS4. He never again has to police a bunch of drunken screaming co-eds? He never again has to worry about stepping in puke or putting out a couch fire? This guys didn't get a punishment, he got a fucking promotion.
If you can't relate to the following face you did college so wrong that it's not even worth discussing....