Pa.: Student auxiliary police charged in prank
The incident began at 1 a.m. when a student in Hamilton Hall opened his door to Thompson, who had knocked and identified himself as university police, a criminal complaint states. Thompson, a student employed by university police as an auxiliary officer, was in uniform because he was assigned to a ticketing detail at the time, police said.
Thompson told the student he had a report of underage drinking inside the apartment and began searching the premises, police said. When he found alcoholic beverages, the student told Thompson they belonged to his roommate -- Strafford, who is also an auxiliary officer.
Strafford then walked into the room and revealed the whole incident was a prank, police said.
The two auxiliary police officers then grabbed two cans of beer and drank them, police said.
When questioned by University Police Strafford and Thompson confessed to both the prank and drinking underage, court documents indicate.
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