SAN ANTONIO — A longtime adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, upset over his abrupt firing at a Texas university, admitted Thursday he told staff he would surrender his office keys only if “anyone is man enough to take them” – all while brandishing a pocketknife in what police called a “nonthreatening” way.
Jay Kimbrough didn’t deny the confrontation detailed in a Texas A&M University police report, which includes the 64-year-old telling a school attorney to “bring it on.” [BSG note: To which the attorney probably replied, "It's already been broughten".] He was escorted off campus and quoted an Army war hero – “I shall return!” – before riding off on his motorcycle.
“There was no threat,” Kimbrough said. “This is Texas. Some people have guns when they jog. Some people have pocketknives. It was a joke.” Texas A&M police said no charges were being filed against Kimbrough, who was fired Wednesday as deputy chancellor of the A&M system.
Later, Kimbrough had another run-in with two plain-clothes officers who were sent to escort him off campus. “I met Kimbrough at the entrance to the Chancellors suite and identified myself as a University Police Officer,” the report states. “Kimbrough replied, `So am I.’ Kimbrough placed his hand on both my arms and applied slight pressure towards the entrance of the Chancellor’s Suite. I placed my hands on Kimbrough and held my ground.” Kimbrough didn’t deny that, either, but said he shook the officers’ hands and thanked them. For good measure, Kimbrough left by quoting former Army General Douglas MacArthur: “I shall return.”
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