March Madness: Riot Cops Clash with Rowdy Arizona Students, Bro Gets Shot in Chest with Pepper Balls (Videos)

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After No. 1 seed Arizona lost an overtime thriller to Wisconsin on Saturday night, denying the Wildcats a trip to the Final Four, scores of rowdy, alcohol-fueled Arizona students poured out of the bars along University Boulevard in Tucson.

Unfortunately, some decision-maker in the Tucson Police Department was in no mood to have scores of rowdy, alcohol-fueled Arizona students roaming the streets causing mischief. So that person said “f#@k this sh!%” and sent in the riot cops.

That, of course, is when things took a turn for the worse. Arizona students may have looked all laid-back with their flip flops and tank tops, but these kids weren’t about to let the man tell them to go home and go to bed. They were going to fight for their right to party.

First there was chanting:

Then there was the throwing of projectiles.

And then, finally, there was this epic showdown between the riot cops and some guy in shades, shorts, and a sports coat—a showdown that ended with said guy getting shot multiple times in the chest with pepper balls…without even flinching.


Did getting shot in the chest multiple times with pepper balls hurt?

arizona student shot in chest with pepper balls

I’m going to say yes, probably. The folks at Deadspin called this guy the “Tucson Terminator,” and for good reason.

Go Wildcats!

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report and Deadspin]

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