Alcohol is the proximate cause of many a crime and physical injury—assault, vandalism, a good old-fashioned stomach pump—but the folks at Ithaca College have found a new drunken folly: table theft. A school official calls the furniture pilfering a "chronic problem" and estimates that the campus loses about 40 $190 folding tables a year.
While there is the possibility that tables are being transformed into tasteful dining room décor, officials suspect they are mostly used for weekend games of beer pong. The furnishings that the college does recover are often marred with crude sexual drawings and graffiti. Examples of the literary genius: "Drink beer" and "Cops are pigs."