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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