A 19-year-old kid is being charged with public intoxication, trespassing, disorderly conduct, and possession of a fake ID after drunkenly climbing atop of the Iowa Pi Beta Phi house. Alex Preissing, an Illinois resident and Indiana Hoosier, was arrested Monday night after a vigilante thwarted his attempt to flee from the roof and tackled the former 120 pound high school wrestler to the ground on the Pi Phi front lawn — holding him down until authorities were able to apprehend the lit up suspect.
From The Gazette:
Police took Preissing into custody and discovered he smelled strongly of alcohol. Preissing told police he was “just being a drunk,” according to the criminal complaints. He refused a breath test and police discovered he was carrying a fake ID.
Someone come get yo mans. Just an educated guess here, but little homie was probably visiting friends in Iowa City (extremely underrated college town btw) during his summer break. At least, I hope. Otherwise, we’re talking about a next level bender if he was seven hours away in Bloomington and ended up on his Big Ten conference rival’s campus before most college bars start their drink specials.
Now if he was in town visiting his boys, where were they? I’m all for drunkenly scaling buildings, but that’s a team building activity. Doing it alone — especially a random sorority house — is just a weird look any way you spin it. I’m not saying they’re right, but people are going to speculate what you were doing up there, Alex, and those aren’t the type of things you want associated to your name. With a group, no one has those ideas. Maybe something to keep in mind for the next sorority roof you climb.
And how about this good samaritan just springing into action when his number was called? No need to worry when you have this man lurking in your corner, Pi Phi. .
[via The Gazette]
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