National Guardsman Uses Rifle To Get Into Michigan-Michigan State Game
Matthew De George 03:00 pm, October 21st, 2010
We’ve derived a lot of enjoyment from fans from the Wolverine state in the last month or so. But this one, quite frankly, scares us a little.
It was revealed today that a 42-year-old Michigan National Guardsman used an unloaded M16 rifle to gain access to the Oct. 9 Michigan-Michigan State game when he was unable to purchase a ticket.
The interloper arrived in full military regalia purporting to be a member of the game’s honor guard who was running late. He was inspected by security to make sure he wasn’t carrying any ammunition and allowed into the game, gaining access to the field.
The charade was discovered when the leader of the honor guard identified him as not being a member of the detail and the man, whose name hasn’t been released, was escorted out of the building and arrested.
The event lends credence to a seminal fact in my life—and apparently the lives of many ticket attendants at the Big House—never argue with people holding semi-automatic weapons. It brings new meaning to the term “bringing out the big guns” to get into a game.