‘Tis the season for celebrating and holiday parties, which can mean drinking and acting a fool. No one knows this better than the man who found himself warned, pepper-sprayed, chased, shot at, caught and then tasered over blaring a song as he was leaving a party at the National Corvette Museum (NCM) early Wednesday morning, according to Jalopnik. Anyone know of any songs worth risking your life for?
The incident happened when an individual driving a silver Chevy sedan was leaving the “Phreaking You Under the Mistletoe” party thrown by the Western Kentucky Universty’s Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta sororities at the NCM around 2 a.m. Upon leaving the party, the individual proceeded to get into his vehicle, crank up his music to an unacceptable level and drive around the parking lot. A guard from the Eagle Eye Security team that was keeping an eye on the party approached the car and asked for the music to be turned down. The driver didn’t like that.
According to a police report, that’s when the driver showed the security guard a gun. The guard pepper-sprayed the driver who in turn tried to drive away. Not wanting the driver to get away, the officer chased down the vehicle to the other side of the parking lot. That’s when the security guard said he shot at the car three times, hitting it twice after the driver got out and began raising the gun at him. With the help of two other guards, the driver was secured but was uncooperative when being put in handcuffs, resulting in him getting hit with a taser.
Although the driver claims that he didn’t threaten the guard and was just trying to leave the party when he was shot at, police recovered a loaded .45 caliber pistol from the scene. The driver’s name is being withheld pending charges to be filed.
We have no idea why the driver decided to act like an idiot over a song. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been partying a little too much. We’re just glad that no one was hurt, and that the Corvettes in the museum remained unscathed.