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Ride Sharing Bicycle Placed On Top Of Texas A&M’s Academic Building Dome

An Instagram photo has gone viral, showing what appears to be someone with the VeoRide bicycle that wound up on top of the dome of Texas A&M’s Academic Building. The image of the person’s face covered by a happy face emoji, and their left hand with an Aggie ring giving the “horns down” sign.

That followed a tweet from Texas A&M that also went viral, showing the bicycle on top of the dome.

An A&M spokeswoman says scaffolding at the base of the dome…which could have been the way the bicycle was taken to the top…is expected to remain through the fall semester. The scaffolding is there for contractors doing masonry work on the spindles below the dome.

Melissa Bubela at A&M transportation services, which manages the contract with VeoRide, says the bicycle was removed by someone hired by the university’s third party groundskeeping company SSC.

Texas A&M police released the following statement: “Construction areas can be very dangerous. And placing a bike on top of the Academic Building is extremely dangerous. If a person enters a secured construction area, they could be arrested for Criminal Trespass. (They are doing construction on the Academic Building and likely got on top of the building by using the scaffolding). Additionally, a person could be arrested for Criminal Mischief if they caused a “substantial inconvenience” to the owner of the bike by having it removed.”

Click below for comments Melissa Bubela, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver:

Listen to “Success of Texas A&M's new bike-sharing program overshadowed by bicycle being placed on the dome of the Academic Building” on Spreaker.

Screen shot from the Instagram account barstooltexasam

Screen shot from Texas A&M’s Twitter account.

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Posted by on Oct 29 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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