We begin with the most important point: namely that all students and llamas involved are safe and sound. With that said, here is what happens when teens in America get drunk:
THE NYU student who was rescued after being trapped for almost two days in a space between two Lower Manhattan buildings told cops he was drinking at a party and later slipped and fell into the gap, police sources said.
Asher Vongtau, 19, wound up wedged between a NYU dormitory at 80 Lafayette St. and a next-door garage. He suffered broken ribs and a fractured skull, police sources said.
University officials said he was reported missing at 12:30 a.m. Sunday by a student. Vongtau was last seen leaving the dormitory about 7 a.m. Saturday.At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the university received a report that Vongtau may have gone to the roof, NYU spokesman John Beckman said.
The search area was expanded after a check atop the roof yielded nothing. Beckman said a cop found an iPhone on a fire escape with a photo of the missing student on it. “He hears the student moan and then he called the NYPD and the FDNY,” Beckman said.
French teens, by way of comparison:
A group of five French teenagers have been arrested after drunkenly stealing a circus llama named Serge and taking on him on a tour of Bordeaux via the city’s tram system.
The animal was abducted by the youths early on Thursday morning after they wandered into a closed-down circus. The quintet had recently exited a club in Bordeaux, a city renowned as the country’s wine capital.
“We went in and played with the animals,” one of the five, named Mathieu, told BFM TV. “We ended up taking a llama with us.”
The group had originally set their hearts on taking a zebra home, but after the beast proved too stubborn they happily settled for the more amenable Serge…
Serge the Llama himself has even leapt to the group’s defence – although this is Serge Lama, a French singer who also hails from the region.
“It’s a joke that ended well,” Lama told BFM TV. “We’re so used to seeing unfunny things whereas this has helped break the ambience of moroseness [here in France].”
“That’s what we need right now.”
Everything is real, and also nothing is real.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.