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On a busy night, more than 2,000 people head to the area near San Antonio College. Apparently not everyone is a Saint when you park your car along Main Street.
“You have vandalism, break-ins, fights,” said David Amrollah, the owner of Bexar County Protective Services. Club owners hired his private security team to patrol the lot. “Because it was getting out of hand, they had to figure something out.”
But now they are collecting a buck from each driver to help offset security costs. It’s like a cover to cover safety cost.
“We had at least two instances a week when somebody said their car was broken into,” said Amrollah.
The cash also helps pay for the parking spaces. The property is actually leased from the Alamo Community College District.
“We worked on this with A.C.C.D. for about 15 months before getting this deal in place,” he said.
The security team is also proactive in stopping tipsy drivers from getting behind the wheel.
With almost 800 cars on a busy night, that’s 800 dollars to help offset costs. The new fee took effect March 10th.