Couches on fire in East Lansing

Submitted by orobs on March 22nd, 2012 at 10:36 PM…-



Multiple reports of couch burnings, rowdy activity in E.L.

10:20 p.m. Police scanner traffic and eyewitness reports indicate that there are multiple reports of fires, fireworks and arrests in East Lansing.

Staff reports indicate that there are fires in the the Cedar Village neighborhood, Harrison Road and Elm and Milford streets. Fireworks were reported near Abbot Road.

Police officials reported that “there’s not a lot going on right now.”



"10:30 p.m. Residents are gathering on Elm Street. Mechanical engineering senior John Lusczakoski said the East Lansing Fire Department is watering down couches on the street to prevent residents from burning them.

“I saw a lot of broken alcohol bottles,” he said. “They were watering down couches so we could not burn them.”"


Rather be on BA

March 22nd, 2012 at 11:51 PM ^

Hey guys, go easy on them, those are the same couches that their dads drank their first beer and lost their virginity on passed down through the generation.  You know, those old ratty beer scented nylon sofas every good white trash family has in their basesment, or hell, even the family room.  God knows they are just trying to dispose of them safely.

Marley Nowell

March 23rd, 2012 at 12:26 AM ^


12:00 a.m. Police scanner traffic down and student activity around town quieter. Few couch burnings still being reported.

11:20 p.m. City is mostly quiet now. Crowd has broken up in Cedar Village and streets seem fairly empty. Multiple students saying revelry was short-lived.


These updates are horribly written very contradictory