Man's 'Poor Judgment' Outside Fire Leads to Arrest

He allegedly really wanted to save his beer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2017 8:27 AM CDT

A South Dakota man was arrested outside a Sioux Falls house fire on Sunday, but the arrest had nothing to do with the blaze. Rather, police say the man tried to push past police and fire personnel in an attempt to reenter the home and "save" his beer. The Argus Leader quotes police as saying the man was told to stay outside but "persisted" in his attempts; no word on what kind of beer it was.

He was charged with interference with a fire or law enforcement official. The blaze, called in at 12:35pm, was extinguished in 10 minutes, but caused three people to receive medical treatment. The incident led to a SMH-type tweet from Sioux Falls Police featuring SpongeBob SquarePants that reads in part, "This incredibly poor judgement could have put many responders at risk #notworthyourlife." (More weird crimes stories.)

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