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Friday, January 23, 2009

Meanwhile, in the Anti-Reston: Partying it up, Herndon style

When they're not perusing the sizzlin' singles scene, Reston's upwardly mobile glitterati have a variety of places to party like it's 1969, back when Reston was still as new and shiny as a giant multinational oil corporation's hopes and dreams. The Macaroni Grill, Pizzeria Unos... the list goes on and on! But folks in our tolerant neighbor to the west, quite frankly, have us beat. They live it up in the sewers.

Four men were arrested while partying in a storm sewer after some Herndon residents complained of hearing loud voices below their homes.

According to Herndon police, approximately seven men were hanging out in a storm sewer under the 500 block of Early Fall Court in Herndon when police responded to a report of loud noises Jan. 17 at around 3 p.m.

According to spokesman Lt. Jeff Coulter, as police arrived, three of the men ran off but police found four men who appeared to have been drinking -- one of whom was passed out in the sewer.

"We just lifted up a manhole cover on Early Fall Court and there they were," said Coulter.

Police arrested three of the men for drunk in public and the unconscious fourth man was extracted from the sewer by a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue HAZMAT team, then taken to Reston Hospital. One of the men was charged with destruction of property after he kicked out the window of a police cruiser.

The men were described as white or Hispanic, all between the ages of 30 and 50 years old.

"This is a new one for us," said Coulter on Monday. "We've chased kids out of storm drains before, but never a group of grown men."
Brings new meaning to the underground party scene.

1 comment:

  1. The Convict in Gulag 4April 10, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    I prefer to do my partying in the graveyard across from HHS. I guess everybody's got their own bag.


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