This is one of those feel-good stories about students taking care of one of their own. I’ll never forget the day when Dallas police shut down — and eventually deported — the owner of a liquor store that supplied many students with copious amounts of alcohol. It was a sad day, and many mourned. He accepted our fakes as real IDs even though he knew better. He was a saint. I’m sure that many of you have your own person who does this in your college town.
For years, one gas station attendant at a Shell station in College Station has been making friends with the Aggie students. That’s why it was such a shock to them to find out that police had given the man a ticket for providing alcohol to minors, all thanks to one idiot who walked in, bought his stuff with his fake, and then proceeded to give the cop outside his real ID after the cop requested it.
A&M students would not stand idly by as he suffered from this kid’s stupidity. He was the victim of an underage kid using his own fake to purchase alcohol — it’s a mistake that happens to many others around the nation. They banded together to start a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to pay for the $2,000 fine that the man faced. While the students do not condone the mistake of selling alcohol to minors, they do sympathize with a good man who they had become friends with over time — which was the reasoning for the campaign. They even had some interesting perks for certain donating levels.
As of this morning, they raised a total of $2,210 from 91 people. The highest donator? A&M FIJI, coming in hot with a $105 donation. Good to see them looking out for a man many have high praise for. Here’s to many more years of good times in College Station..