Culprit IDed, Charges Not Pressed in A&M Locker Room Theft

The culprit in a break in at the Texas A&M football complex has been found, but no charges will be pressed in the case.

The person, who University Police will not identify, admitted Wednesday morning to taking eight sets of the football pads and name plates from lockers in the A&M locker room. Surveillance footage was used to nab the suspect.

Authorities say there were no signs of forced entry, so the person involved had access to the facility via a key pad entry code.

The person agreed to return the property he still had, though two pads were reportedly thrown in a dumpster and can't be found. The culprit will repay the money for the lost pads.

Besides stolen property, powder was spread across the room and athletic tape was used to spell the phrase, "The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You," which are the first words in the University of Texas alma mater. A UT logo was also made using tape.

The tape job initially led to thoughts that Longhorn enthusiasts had been the perpetrators, but University Police Chief Elmer Schneider says the person was connected to Texas A&M in some way, and acted alone.

"It was a personal issue that the person chose to act out in an inappropriate manner," Schneider said, added that the person was upset over some set of circumstances.

The A&M Athletics Department has decided not to press charges.


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