As we noted yesterday, St. Patrick's Day celebrations start in early march in New York. One such celebration gave us video of a shirtless, racist fight on the New York City subway yesterday (although the video has now been removed). And now a celebration in Albany, NY has led to some wild video of a drunken student riot over the weekend, where students hurled TVs from windows, fought, and destroyed cars, even beating one car with a stick and body slamming it.
The attack on that car is some of the most shocking video:
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There's also video showing some of the fights that broke out, as well as the general chaos. This video shows police trying to step in briefly, but they are vastly outnumbered:
Fox 23 in Albany reports:
Video posted on YouTube shows the scene on Hudson Avenue Saturday morning. Days later some of the damage is still left behind.
"You can clearly tell someone was partying on top of my car," said Chris McKessy, a UAlbany student.
He says the damage on his car is mild. Another car, shown in a video posted online, was pushed across the street then stomped and banged on it until the roof caved in.
On top of that, the videos and stories heard from witnesses tell of fights, TV's thrown from windows, even beer bottles flying through the air.
"A kid was jumping off the roof here next door it was just mayhem," said Anthony Buckley, another UAlbany student.
Albany County District Attorney David Soares told Fox 23 that 40 students have already been charged with everything from minor violations to felonies. He says more charges will come, and police are using the videos on YouTube to identify the offenders.
The University of Albany has released a statement apologizing for the students' behavior.
"For many students it was the day after when that hangover set in and that the pain was coming, but let me deliver this message to many of you who felt or believe you got away with something - the pain is forthcoming," said Soares.