Monday, March 17, 2014

SAINT PADDY'S DAY PARADE GOES WRONG WAY ON ONE WAY STREET, ALCOHOL BLAMED

THE GRAND MARSHALL OF THIS YEAR'S SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE WAS SITED FOR DRUNKENNESS AFTER THE  PARADE HEADS DOWN A ONE WAY STREET GOING THE WRONG WAY, LEAVING PARADE GOERS DAZED AND CONFUSED

BRIDGEPORT

Pat McGroin, Bridgeport's city attorney, city council member, and this year's Grand Marshall of the Saint Patrick's day parade , was arrested for public drunkenness and wrong way parading at 9 A.M. this morning.
Parade goers stood dazed and confused as they saw
the parade coming the wrong way down the street.
Parade goers who like watching a parade from a certain side of the street were taken out of their comfort zone this morning as the parade came down the street going the wrong direction. "Even the bag pipe players were out of step, you know out of kilter!" cried Mike McGoo, a parade goer who tried to get across the street to watch from his favorite side, but couldn't.
Grand Marshall Pat McGroin (L) was sited
for public drunkenness and wrong way parading.

McGroin was arrested, jailed, and then released on his promise to appear in court all before noon. He made a public apology at O'Riley's Irish Keg House just after 1 P.M.  "Everything was goin' fine," he told a crowd of revelers, "until about 8:45 this morning. I got so I was seein' Dublin and sent the floats the wrong way!" That brought a roar of laughter from the drinkers.  The mood got even more festive and McGroin was forgiven with pats on the back, after he bought the house a round of green lager.

As for the parade, it ended up where it should have started, but all involved were happy after being serviced by a keg truck. OFF THE WALL will continue to cover city events like this one, come rain or shine. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!


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