Georgetown Student Needs a Cop's Gun to Shoot a Toilet

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    No doubt caught up in the uncontrollable excitement that was the Midnight Madness pep rally Saturday night at Georgetown, a freshman student reached into a U.S. Park Police officer's purse and took her service weapon.

    Like any responsible youth with a firearm, he then retired to a restroom where he used the gun to damage a toilet, the Hoya reported.

    Authorities held the attendees in McDonough Gymnasium for several minutes after the conclusion of Midnight Madness -- at about 11 p.m. -- while they investigated what had occurred. The annual event marks the start of official practices for the basketball team.

    Alex Thiele, of San Diego, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on a charge of possessing a firearm without a license.

    The damage to the toilet was estimated at $250. Should you want to see to what extent a gunshot can damage a toilet, there are pictures of the damaged stall available here.