Okay, so they aren’t members of Mensa, but you’d think that student-athletes at Washington Community High School in Illinois would have heard of a “warrant.” You know, that document the cops get from a judge that allow them to come into your house? It’s especially useful when the cops show up at a house where high school students are allegedly drinking and they are–we’re not making this up!–taunted by the teens inside that they can’t come in. Boy, the cops love that! Here’s more from the PJ Star:
Washington Police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker said two of the 15 teens were charged with patronizing a disorderly house but not illegal consumption because tests determined they had not been drinking. “Our officers’ actions may have averted a tragedy,” Kuchenbecker said. Police went to the home after an anonymous tip was received on the Illinois State Police Drunk Stopper Hotline shortly after 10:30 p.m. The homeowners were out of town on family business and could not be reached by police.
Kuchenbecker said police saw several teens inside the home with beer and other liquor. “After the officers announced their presence, the teens scurried to clean up the party, but they didn’t answer the door or home phone,” he said.
Kuchenbecker said several teens “heckled and taunted” officers, telling them they couldn’t do anything because they couldn’t get inside the home. Teens turned off the lights inside the home. After officers announced they intended to get a search warrant for the home, Kuchenbecker said, the teens didn’t respond. Officers forcibly entered the home shortly after midnight. Two females hiding in a locked bathroom refused to open the door for officers, Kuchenbecker said, so officers forced the door open.