ARLnow.com brings us the case of the beer pong bandits, who allegedly broke into a locked house in northern Virginia on Sunday.
According to Arlington County police, the suspects played beer pong inside the house before stealing two parked cars outside. The home was left "in disarray" with empty beer bottles scattered about.
The official crime report offers only a few more details:
BURGLARY, 07/22/12, 5500 block of S. 7th Street. On July 22, unknown subject(s) gained entry to a locked residence and played beer pong. The subjects left the residence in disarray, then took the victims two vehicles. There is no suspect(s) description.
Beer pong is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of sinking it in a cup of beer on the other end. It's popular with college students and has earned a place in the stereotypes of fraternity members.
This isn't the only beer pong-related crime to make news this week. The Post Tribune reports that three men in Chicago are accused of beating a fourth man unconscious when he failed to pay for a promised game of beer pong.
Witnesses told police the men had been with two groups playing beer pong in Moods bar while talking trash. The victim agreed to pay for the next round of beer for the game but later changed his mind, deciding to leave instead of drinking more, according to the police report. As he and his friends left, three 21-year-olds — identified by patrons as Jeffrey Melton of Portage, Tyler Gorden of Portage and James Harting II of Hebron — followed and allegedly attacked outside. The victim reportedly was knocked out by a kick to the face.
The suspects had already left the bar by the time police arrived. But hilariously, one of the officer investigating the scene left to grab a bite at a Shake N Shake eatery and found the suspects inside. All three were arrested.
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