Lehigh Football players arrested after breaking into wrong house, beating up wrong person
Six members of the Lehigh University football team were charged on Wednesday with felony criminal trespass after they allegedly broke into an off-campus house as payback for an alleged attack on a fraternity president.
The Morning Call reports that police had previously charged another football player, 20-year old Brian Githens, with burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief stemming from the same incident.
And get this — the players supposedly went to the wrong house.
According to court documents, several players stormed into the house where Lehigh students Samuel Hernandez and Collin Davis live on Nov. 8 and kicked in the doors to their bedrooms. Hernandez claims he was punched several times in the face, leaving him with a concussion and a “busted lip.” Another one of the men who was charged Wednesday, 20-year-old Dylan Parsons, allegedly urinated in the victims’ refrigerator.
Githens told police that he broke into the home in retribution for an assault on his fraternity president, but he admitted the players broke into the wrong home and attacked the wrong person.
We have seen college football players get into trouble with the law for some incredibly dumb things (here’s a great example), but this is up there with some of the most idiotic. Risking your status as a student athlete to get back at someone is idiotic enough, let alone not even staking out the right house.