A Bryan business owner says he’s afraid of getting a bad rap for the actions of others that he had no control over. Patrick Pessefall took the old “M.O.D.E.L. Community School for Students with Autism” sign off his store front Thursday morning.
The Bryan Times reports that Pessefall owns the Completely PC store below the sign which hangs on the front of the building at 220 W. High St.
It was there on Tuesday evening, that three people were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges in an upstairs apartment.
Pessefall says he took down the sign because he doesn’t want the school, in which his kids spend a lot of time, to get a bad reputation.
In addition to taking down the sign, the business owner says he has now installed security cameras and is going to put bars on the windows, and possibly install an alarm as well.
Pessefall says when he moved to Bryan about five years ago, his family thought it was a great place to live. Now he says, like it or not, drugs are a big problem here and he is going to do whatever he can to combat it, because he still likes living in Bryan.