Auburn football: Man arrested for setting Toomer’s Oak on fire after LSU win

The Auburn Tigers pulled out a big win over the LSU Tigers Saturday night. However, the fans seemed to take their celebration a little too far after the game.

It is a tradition to cover the oak trees on Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper after a win so Toomer’s Oaks were rolled, but it seemed as if one Auburn fan got too excited and set one of the trees on fire.

As a result, the 29-year-old has been arrested for possible arson.

“Witnesses at Toomer’s Corner identified a suspect, who was immediately detained and taken into custody by police on an unrelated charge of public intoxication,” according to a statement from Auburn police.

“The suspect is a twenty-nine years old male from Auburn and is not affiliated with Auburn University. He was transported to the Lee County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $500 bond. (Auburn University) officials are evaluating the damage to the Toomer Oak tree and the case remains under investigation by Auburn Police. Addition(al) charges are anticipated.”

Auburn wins. Toomer's corner. On fire. (This is a problem)

"F*** LSU!" chants coming from the couple hundreds watching the tree burn.

— Christian Boutwell (@byCBoutwell) September 25, 2016

Last night’s 18-13 win over LSU was Auburn’s second in the last three years. It certainly seems like they are going to have a chance at a good season, but it seems like Toomer’s oaks are always going to be the target of some crazed fan.

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