Dead Squirrel Near-Riot Part of Oktoberfest Week-end

Police were certainly busy for Oktoberfest this week-end in La Crosse. Largely with ticket writing. They're still counting them up. So far, they're up to nearly six dozen underage drinking tickets and multiple public consumption tickets. They were also called on several noise complaints, had several falling down drunks they had to haul to detox and a couple of calls for public nudity. Then, there was that whole, squirrel-tossing, bottle-hurling, car-flipping melee by the UWL campus.  Police say about a thousand were involved in the near riot on Saturday and it took two shifts of police to calm it down.  They say the fun started with some groups tossing around a dead squirrel.

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