Sioux Falls, SD -- A man ran into a burning building...twice... to save his beer when his apartment complex caught on fire. He was arrested, but at least he has his beer.
The South Dakota man is facing charges when police say he ignored orders to evacuate the apartment complex that was on fire. The 56-year old man ran through police barricades to go into the burning building and retrieve his beer. He then ran in again to get more. He came out with a pair of Bud Ice beers.
"It's not advisable to push past (police) and (firefighters) in an attempt to 'save your beer,'" police said in a Tweet Sunday evening.
The man's blood alcohol level was .082, and he was charged with obstruction and violating his 24/7 sobriety program.
Firefighters reported to the scene when smoke was found coming from the first-floor apartment at 12:30 pm. The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes.
One person was pulled from the building by residents. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation. One person was more seriously injured and taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation and burns.
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