WVU Student Arrested for Flipping Car After Mountaineers Upset Oklahoma State
A West Virginia University student has been arrested and there is a warrant out for another student after a car was flipped following the Mountaineers' 30-21 upset over the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Sept. 28, according to WJAR.com via College Spun.
Above is a video of the incident. Warning: The video above has NSFW language.
Here are some details from the report:
Kevin James Wheeler, a WVU student from White Hall, Md., was arrested Wednesday evening. Police have also obtained a warrant for William Schwab, 18, a University of South Carolina student from Sparks Glencoe, Md. Both are charged with felony destruction of property.
The vehicle damage estimate exceeded $6,000.
University Police investigators spent more than 100 hours working this case, following up on more than 40 tips that eventually led to the warrants being obtained, Chief Bob Roberts said. Roberts noted that without student, alumni and public input, the department would not have been able to solve this case.
We have seen college kids go overboard after a football game in the past. Morgantown is always among the top party schools in the nation, but this kind of incident shouldn't represent the entire student body.
The Cowboys were ranked 11th and entered the game undefeated. The Mountaineers were 2-2 at the time and had just been shut out by Maryland. Not many people expected West Virginia to win, so the upset sent fans into a frenzy.
Although a celebration was to be expected, flipping cars is a dangerous thing to do. Now it has turned into a costly incident for two students, one from WVU and the other from South Carolina. There were obviously more than two students taking part in the act, but those are the only two that police have been able to identify.
While Morgantown has a reputation for getting crazy, this was the result of a big football game. Some fans may see it as acceptable, but law enforcement does not feel the same way.
This should serve as a warning for all fans that a wild celebration may seem like a good idea at the time, but it can lead to a bad result.
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