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Free Beer Heaven: Cops Say Man Believed He Was In Heaven After Discovering 'Free' Beer Truck

10/13/2011 03:11 pm ET | Updated Dec 13, 2011

A man in Buffalo Grove was hospitalized Tuesday after allegedly stumbling upon a refrigerated beer trailer in the Chicago suburb and -- thinking he was in heaven -- proceeding to get "extremely intoxicated."

TribLocal reports that the beer trailer belonged to the Schwaben Verein German heritage club, and contained taps on the truck's exterior. The 46-year-old man from nearby Deerfield allegedly grabbed a pitcher and began drinking from the truck.

Around noon, someone called police to report that an intoxicated man was drinking behind a building, and he was taken to a nearby hospital by paramedics, Buffalo Grove Patch reports.

When speaking with police, the man allegedly said he did not think he had done anything wrong and that he "thought he had died and gone to heaven" when discovering the "free beer truck," TribLocal reports.

No charges were filed in the incident.

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