Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 2:51 pm
Report: WVU Student Arrested Following Car-Flipping After Oklahoma State Upset
Nearly a month ago, we showed you a video of West Virginia students flipping over a car following the Mountaineers’ upset of Oklahoma State. We pointed out that this type of rioting in Morgantown after wins needs to stop, and that there is clearly a “too far” line that gets crossed where a few WVU students unfortunately make the whole student body look bad.
Apparently, the police agree with us — per a report by WAJR, an arrest has been made for felony destruction of property, and another is forthcoming:
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.
For a refresher, here’s video of the incident (language NSFW):