A Vine and Gif of a girl escaping an underage drinking fine while at the Chilifest festival in Texas have combined to go viral in recent days. Why? Because she escapes punishment by winning a game of rock, paper, scissors with a police officer.
The April 13 Vine (featured below) comes from the authority on southern collegiate life OldRow, while the GIF’s first appearance online that same day appears to have been on a TexasAgs.com forum.
With the footage gaining attention online, an apparent friend of the girl involved appealed for the gif to stop being shared. However, the plea by this user only led to the gif and Vine then being posted on Reddit.
A number of Reddit users commented that the police at the event are normally known to be tough on underage drinking.
However, as another Reddit user noted, the level of danger involved may not have been quite as perilous as portrayed.
“I have a friend who is a cop that sometimes does something similar. If he’s already decided he’s gonna let a person off with a warning, he’ll tell them he’s going to flip a coin on whether he’s going to give them a ticket or not,” wrote intfooStringbar. “He always tells them they won, just so that person can tell his or her friends the story and never be believed.”
Whatever about the girl involved escaping further action, the police officers in question may be in trouble with their boss if an article from a San Antonio-based news channel is anything to go by.
Story Courtesy: Storyful, JJ Worrall
Apparently this isn’t the first time this has happened…
I just played Rock Paper Scissors with a cop to get out of a ticket #iwon
— SerenaDonmoyer (@SerenaDonmoyer) February 27, 2015
Played Rock Paper Scissors with a cop in order for me to walk away free or not…i won…& walked away
— •Killa Kayla• (@KaylaSzydlo) April 13, 2015
Just got out of getting a ticket by doing Rock Paper Scissors with the cop.. Yes really
— Bby Sej (@SejSarac) April 9, 2015
This is your newest tactic for getting out of parking tickets! Have you ever had an experience like this with a cop?