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Pledge, frat brothers arrested for stealing city property

The A&M students were accused of taking a bollard out of a city garage
Credit: Brazos County Jail Records

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Editor's Note: The article was updated to reflect additional arrests. KAGS apologizes for the inconvenience the original article caused.  

Four Texas A&M University students were arrested for stealing city property. 

Police responded to the Northgate parking garage on a theft of city property call around 11 p.m. March 25. The garage is located at the Northgate Entertainment District in College Station. 

There, authorities met with staff who happen to be city employees. The garage manager told police that she observed through security camera footage three "college aged males (who) took a bollard that was lying on the ground (in the street by the curb) within approximately five feet of the the hole where it belongs." 

"The bollard was not in the hole due to police vehicles that were still arriving on scene to patrol the area," a police report said. 

The manager continued to explain to police that once the men grabbed the bollard; they made their way to a parking lot across the street adjacent to the A&M Methodist Church. 

"Once the three males were in the parking lot, a gray Jeep Cherokee pulls into the parking lot and picks up all three males along with the bollard and drives away," police say through reports. 

The driver of the Jeep was identified by police as 18-year-old Adebayo Amusan. The other men were identified as 19-year-olds Cooper Deen, James Hamm and 18-year-old Kenny Vu. 

Police asked staff how much was the stolen bollard and staff provided a receipt that "shows the price of a single street bollard along with freight totaled $2,568." 

When officers spoke with the fraternity members days later, Amusan told officers he "is a freshman and a pledge of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity and is required to drive and pick up active members of the fraternity with no questions asked." 

"Adebayo further explained that he asked what the large metal object was they were putting in his car and was told that  the bollard would be part of his ChiliFest build," reports said. 

The other men explained to officers they thought the bollard "was scrap metal so they took it." 

All four men was arrested on March 29 theft charges. 

They were all released the following day.

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