A house party with underage drinkers devolved into a mass escape that prompted a police, K9 and a helicopter search and rescue effort in Wyoming, Minnesota.
Rather than suck it up and accept a ticket for consumption by a minor, one intoxicated 20-year-old man decided it would be a better idea to execute a daring exit when police broke up the house party of more than 150 revelers Saturday night.
Wyoming PD, in a Facebook post that stretches credulity, explains that the man proceeded to dive head-first through a closed, second story window, before fleeing into some nearby woods in temperatures of around 10 below.
It was when they found blood stained glass and took into account the cold that officers shifted concerns from liquor citations to "the fleeing suspect's health and welfare."
This led to the aforementioned police, K-9 dog and State Patrol helicopter search.
But rather than the escapee, the searchers luckily came upon another partygoer, also 20 years old, who was drunk, unconscious and not dressed for the weather conditions.
He began vomiting and was showing signs of hypothermia and frost bite to his extremities. He was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment.
"Had it not been for the officers search(ing) the area for the fleeing under dressed teens in the -10 degree weather, chances are they would had never found the unconscious minor who fled to avoid a ticket and the outcome would had been much more tragic," Wyoming PD said.
The incident bears hallmarks of a similar operation in St. Louis County at the end of October, when officers busted an underage drinking party near Hibbing.
The weather was a bit warmer then, which was fortunate for the three teenagers who were found seven hours later "cold, lost and wet."
Oh, by the way, the 20 year old who jumped out of the window? He was eventually caught by police and booked into jail for fleeing.