Drunken Crowd Flips Car During Wis. Celebration

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Police say a drunken crowd tossed a dead squirrel around and tipped over a car in La Crosse this past weekend.

Lt. Brian Thomson says some college-age people began throwing a dead squirrel back and forth in the street near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus on Saturday night, the second night of the city’s annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Police put a stop to the squirrel tossing, but were later called back to the area. Thomson says a crowd of hundreds that covered several city blocks had gathered and tipped over a car.

Thomson says the crowd righted the car at some point and many ran off as police approached. No one was hurt or arrested, although officers issued a number of citations for underage drinking, public consumption and urination.

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  • Tattered and torn

    sounds like good ol’ drunken stupidity, St Cloud style lol
    kids are sooooooooooooo damn dumb

  • Jeff

    I really wish the headline of this article contained the phrase “Squirrel Tossing”

  • Thewho

    Just another day in La Crosse!

  • Mueller

    Surprised another idiot college student didn’t end up as the latest victim of the mythical “serial killer” over the weekend.

  • Mike Hawk

    Just another reason to legalize weed. Then maybe this type of thing wouldn’t happen.

  • Nancy Aleshire

    Sick story–my son and I love our squirrels. When I see dead squirrels, birds, and bunnies I give them a decent burial.

  • dead squirrel

    No telephone booths, no public restrooms, and a lack of squirrel meat. No wonder this happened!

  • Shelly Deli

    I was so there! It was so kool! We saw this dead squirrel…and someon said hey dude and he…you know….pointed to it…so I picked it up and tossed it to him…but it like….was too light…so you know…I grabbed a rock and shoved it up its..you know…and then we all tossed it all day…..so kool…..and jenny she..you know…said we should all take our picture kissing the squirrel…and you know…send it to PETA…..and bobby laughed so hard the bong water shot out of his nose…and renee saw it and got really sick and had to go back to the dorm…bummer…

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