Recent grad’s joyride reportedly did $100,000 of damages to Mizzou Arena
A recent graduate and temporary employee of the University of Missouri took an early morning joy ride that reportedly could rack up around $100,000 to Mizzou Arena.
According to Dave Mater of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nathaniel J. Contant, 23, who graduated from the school in December 2016, drove his Volkswagen Passat through a gate and eventually on to the floor of the 15,000-seat on-campus arena.
Contant, unsurprisingly, is no longer an employee of the university. He’s being charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage, both of which are felonies. He was released on a $4,500 bond.
The motive for this early-morning joyride remains unclear.
Despite the hype surrounding the upcoming Mizzou season -- one that includes the debut of new head coach Cuonzo Martin and the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft Michael Porter, Jr. -- Twitter users couldn’t help but poke fun at the dismal recent history the Tigers have had.
Look on the bright side.— Larry E (@LarryE68) June 26, 2017
A year ago, NO-body wanted to go to Mizzou Arena.
(h/t Kansas City Star)