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Man arrested for running into burning building to save two cans of Bud Ice

Posted at 12:21 PM, Apr 25, 2017

A South Dakota man was arrested Sunday after he entered a burning building to “save” two cans of beer.

KELO-TV reports that 56-year-old Michael Casteel of Sioux Falls ignored a police officer and ran back into his burning apartment complex because he wanted to get his beer.

Casteel later emerged from the building carrying two cans of Bud Ice. He was later arrested for obstructing firefighters. His blood alcohol content was recorded as 0.082.

The Sioux Falls Police tweeted that the man used “incredibly poor judgement,” and put the lives of first responders at risk.



Three people were injured in the fire, one of which was transported to a local hospital.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.