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Uh oh. Looks like we have some trouble brewing at the University of Missouri.
Six Phi Kappa Thetas were arrested after the wrong eyes (read: people not affiliated with Greek life) caught a glimpse of some good, old fashioned pledge/active…bonding. Apparently a tradition within the fraternity, a group of pledges planned to walk out of class mid-lecture. At this point — per tradition — a small group of actives pursued them, caught them, and threw them into a van. Classic case of capture the pledge, if you ask me. But not everyone found it so funny.
Per the Columbia Daily Tribune:
Weimer said MUPD officers were called to Lathrop Hall on campus after several students saw what they thought was a person being assaulted. Weimer said several members of Phi Kappa Theta had chased down and grabbed two pledge members who were then put in a van. One of the pledges had his hands tied behind his back, but neither person was injured, Weimer said. He described the game as a version of hide-and-seek.
By using photos and making contact with Phi Kappa Theta members, Weimer said officers identified the six members involved in the event and they were arrested and released on summonses.
Luckily for the actives, the pledges aren’t seeking legal retribution.
The pledges who were grabbed and put in the van aren’t pressing any charges, Weimer said.
If anything, these boys’ pledgeship will be a piece of fucking cake from here on out.
Neither the fraternity, nor the Office of Greek Life at Missouri had any comment on the incident. No charges have been filed, and those arrested have a court date scheduled for 9 A.M. on January 23, 2015. .
[via Columbia Daily Tribune]
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