Man arrested after Animal House-style Peeping Tom incident at Iowa City sorority house The Gazette Screenshot

It was shades of the movie Animal House for a man in Iowa City who was arrested after he was spotted on the roof of a sorority house Monday evening.

Police said, much like John Belushi’s Bluto Blutarsky from that iconic comedy, Alexander Preissing, 19, was wandering around the Pi Beta Phi sorority house after 9 p.m. and was seen on the roof of the building. According to a criminal complaint, Preissing attempted to flee the scene when residents of the house called police and began taking video.

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Preissing was then tackled on the front lawn of the house by a local resident, where the two briefly fought. Police said when they apprehended Preissing he smelled strongly of alcohol. He later explained he was “just being a drunk.”

Police said Preissing refused a breathalyzer test and was discovered carrying a fake I.D. He was charged with public intoxication, trespass, disorderly conduct and possession of a fake ID, all misdemeanors for which Preissing could face up to 30 days in jail.

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