According to Tuesday's WHAM 13 News, there have been two arrests made following a Brockport, N.Y., college party stunt which involved a dog being forced to dog a "keg stand."
On Sunday, after a photo of the black Labrador retriever doing the keg stand was uploaded to Twitter, police investigated and arrested 20-year-old Robert Yates, who allegedly took the photo.
On Monday, police arrested 20-year-old Shane Oliver, the man who is believed to be holding the dog upside down.
Both men are reported as students at the College of Brockport.
After the alarming photo was uploaded to Twitter, with the caption "Keg stands n Bits!" it began to circulate rapidly and soon, the police were alerted because the dog appeared to have the nozzle of the keg in his mouth.
Brockport Police Lt. Mark Cuzzupoli explained:
The dog had the tap in its mouth and we were concerned by that,
People get very upset over incidents like this.
Other people who attended the off-campus party spoke with the police and assured them that the dog, who is actually only a four-month-old puppy, never consumed any alcohol and that it was nothing more than a prank that went awry.
The puppy appeared to be okay following the tasteless party stunt and, for the time being, he has been removed to the care of a kennel facility.
Harmless prank or otherwise - the arrested students will have to appear in court in April, and it remains to be seen what will happen to them at the college where they are enrolled.
The College at Brockport released this statement:
We were alarmed to learn of this disturbing photo. The College is investigating this matter and will take appropriate action once the details surrounding the photo are learned.
College students...chalk this incident up as one of the many things which should not be done at a booze-filled party.
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