Alabama Man Arrested for Involvement in Viral Post-BCS Video
Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in Legislation, Local Issues, NOPD, Personal Injury
Brian Downing, 32, of Smiths Station, Alabama, was arrested late Wednesday in connection with an incident that involved abusing an unconscious LSU fan at the Krystal on Bourbon Street. The event was videotaped and uploaded to the internet, where it spread like wildfire.
Police booked Downing on charges of sexual battery and obscenity. He was videotaped Jan. 9 “placing his genitals on an LSU fan’s face. The LSU fan appears to be heavily inebriated and practically unconscious,” a police statement said.
Downing surrendered himself to police peacefully after meeting with his attorney in New Orleans. He was encouraged to give himself up because of his family connection to Russell County, Ala., Sheriff Heath Taylor, who earlier Thursday had said Downing was on his way from Alabama to New Orleans to surrender.
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