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State Patty’s Day Update: Quantity Over Quality

Whoever said State Patty’s day was just for the kids clearly didn’t have their heads on straight, because as of 10:30 a.m. this morning, there are old-timers taking part in today’s activities.

How old do you ask?

42-years-old, to be exact.

Earlier this morning, a 42-year-old male was found running down Allen Street, stealing parking tickets from cars’ windshields. According to State College police, the man’s blood alcohol content was .364.

Piled three inches high, police report highlights also included:

-“Happy State Patty’s Day” spray painted on the exterior of the McAllister Street parking deck.

-A male was taken to the hospital after passing out in the Days Inn hotel on Pugh Street.

-A large crowd gathered on the 400 E. Beaver Ave. block to watch passer-bys fall on the icy sidewalks.

-A call about a male who screamed “I’m gonna kill her.” The male was gone on arrival.

-A cueball was thrown through a window on South Pugh Street.

-A 19-year-old male, believing it was a friend’s home, attempted to enter a house on the 400 block of Martin Terrace. The house did not belong to his friend and he was later taken to the hospital.

-A 20-year-old male, while walking home, continued to fall down on the sidewalk near Joe Pa’s house on McKee Street. He was picked up and taken to the hospital, where he later became disorderly and was retrained and sedated. The male was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.

-A Virginia Tech student furnished alcohol to one Penn State student and two Slippery Rock students at Hamilton Square Friday evening.

-A call came in reporting students were crawling out of a CATA bus’ windows.

“The trend is like a home Penn State football game… partying earlier in the day right up until kickoff, except there’s no kickoff,” said State College police at a press update Saturday afternoon.

The only difference between this weekend and a football weekend is that “they have a purpose for being here on a football weekend,” said State College police, who added that police strategy is the same as any other weekend: “Zero tolerance of crimes.”

This weekend, alcohol related incidences are equally represented by both genders, but the “call volume and number of people [here in State College] are significantly up,” said State College police.

Check back later this weekend for a more thorough update of the State Patty’s Day festivities.

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Becky Perlow

Becky is a feature writer for Onward State. Currently on her victory lap (read: fifth-year senior), she studies both journalism and hotel/restaurant management at Penn State. She hails from Charm City, Maryland, and as a rabid Ravens fan, she isn't afraid to insult the Steelers QB ("No means no!"). She also loves to travel -- she's been to 26 countries and counting!

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