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.”
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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