Spring Break starts with a bang

Three college students thought their spring break needed shaking up, so they rattled the windows – with dynamite. WFTV reports:

Three spring breakers were arrested after an explosion rocked two hotel guests from their bed and shattered the windows of their Daytona Beach Shores hotel room around 2:30am Friday.

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Police said unreleased surveillance video from the hotel showed three hotel guests running from the scene. The guests, three college students, were identified as 21-year-old Timothy Bechtel of La Grange, Illinois, 21-year-old Christopher Romano of Dayton, Ohio, and 21-year-old Michael Bolt, also from La Grange. When officers contacted Bechtel, he was found to have a cut on his arm and he admitted to being involved in the incident.

Bechtel told police Romano had detonated a partial stick of dynamite while he and Bolt acted as lookouts. A search of the room the three were staying in found no other explosives.

“They’re really nice guys, they were just really drunk yesterday,” said spring breaker Dan McDonough. “We saw ’em before dark and they were so wasted that I don’t think they remember doing that.”

Read the rest at the link above. Why is it that everyone is so quick to blame alcohol? Lots of people drink – heck, lots of people get falling-down drunk without ever once lighting a stick of dynamite. My guess is these three aren’t the brightest bulbs on the Christmas Tree even when stone-cold sober . . .

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