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Of all the reasons to beat the absolute crap out of someone, the former Ole Miss PIKEs who beat up a Sigma Pi last week might have the worst one ever. It turns out the rumor that the PIKEs were trying to steal a donkey statue from Sigma Pi when the beatdown occurred is true, and has been confirmed by officials.
From New York Daily News:
What a bunch of jackasses.
The five University of Mississippi frat bros charged with nearly beating another fraternity member to death were trying to steal a donkey statue before beginning the beatdown, officials said Friday.
Pi Kappa Alpha member James Declan Basile went with four pledges — Christian Guy, Kyle Hughes, Austin Rice and Tucker Cole Steil — to a frat house around 4 a.m. Oct. 6 to try to take a donkey effigy from inside, according to school officials.
Somewhere along the way to their donkey, they confronted Sigma Phi member Jeremy Boyle — and somehow ended up beating him “within an inch of his life,” Boyle’s grandfather told WMC.
The author of my sourced article beat me to the jackass joke, so I’m not going to make fun of him too much for calling Sigma Pi “Sigma Phi” even though he used a photo of the Ole Miss Sigma Pi house with the Greek letters on it in his article. Pretty bush league, though.
Stealing things from other fraternities is frat – no question about it. But if you get caught, your mind should automatically go into flight mode, even if it would normally go into fight mode in any other confrontational setting. In the big scheme of things, you are a home invader and a thief, and the victim has the right to confront you. Save everyone a whole lot of trouble and just get the hell out of there if you get caught. Or, better yet, don’t get caught.
Have fun as GDIs, douchelords..
[via New York Daily News]
Image via Wikimedia Commons/Oxford Police Department