Why Did Two Drunk Dudes Cause An 8-House Police Stand-Off?
Two seemingly drunk men in Australia have been charged with trespassing after an 8-hour stand-off with police. According to 9 News, the pair climbed on top of a construction site roof in the city of Perth.
Reports say the men, both in their 20s, allegedly climbed up scaffolding to get onto the roof around 1:15 in the morning. They then refused to come down and eventually fell asleep up there.
Drunk Australians Cause 8 Hour Police Stand-Off
Video appears to show one of the guys throwing bags of concrete on the road and drinking what looks like a bottle of vodka. The two of them were spotted messing with the scaffolding and shaking it, according to 9 News.
A police negotiator was brought in at one point, and the two men had a little fun with them, per 9 News. One of them reportedly said, “We’re ready to make a deal. We want a four pack of cruisers.” It looks like cruisers might be some sort of Australian alcohol, like a spritz of some sort. 9 News says the other man added a request for a vape.
Their actions at the site temporarily prevented workers from being able to perform their jobs. One of those workers told 9 News, “When I rocked up I saw ’em – they had him a bottle of vodka with ’em. So, I was just like, ‘looks like they’re having a good time.’ But, obviously it’s not safe for them to be up there.”
Drunk Police Stand-Off
However, 9 News reports that Police Minister Paul Papalia was less cool about it. 9 News reports he said, “What a waste of time and actually potentially putting other people in, at harm, in an effort to effectively rescue them.” He went on to refer to it as “stupidity,” per 9 News.
9 News reports the men finally came down around 10am and tried to run away before surrendering to the police. The two men were charged with trespass, stealing, and behaving in a disorderly manner, according to 9 News. Don’t get in a drunk police stand-off.