MyFox8 A 56-year-old man was arrested after he disobeyed police and ran into a burning building twice to “save” his beer. Sioux Falls fire and police crews arrived at an apartment building fire around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, KELO reports. While at the scene, Michael Casteel ignored an officer who tried to stop him from running back into the burning building. When he left the building the second time, Casteel carried two cans of Bud Ice beers with him. Sioux Falls police took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to condemn the man’s actions. The tweet read, “It is not advisable to push past (police) and (firefighters) in an attempt to ‘save your beer.” Casteel had a blood-alcohol content level of .082. He was charged with obstruction and violating a 24/7 sobriety program. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and one person was taken to a hospital for treatment.
I get it, Michael Casteel, you were trying to catch a buzz, and were willing to risk life and limb to get drunk. Casteel was arrested after disobeying police orders, and running into a burning building in order to save his most prized possession, two cans of Bud Ice. There is no way I would run into a burning building for Bud Light, which is only 4.2% alcohol by volume, but Bud Ice is a sturdy 5.5% which is worth saving. Imagine if Michael Casteel had hard liquor inside of the burning building, he might have grabbed the fire hose, and extinguished the fire himself.