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Monday, July 01, 2013

Visionary and Religious Experiences of a Rather Dim Nature

Trib Local: Buffalo Grove:

Man believes he is in heaven after finding a free beer truck
By Michelle Stoffel
TribLocal reporter
Oct. 12, 2011 at 11:39 a.m.
What does heaven look like? To a 46-year-old Deerfield man, it looks like a free beer truck.

The man apparently stumbled across a refrigerated beer trailer Tuesday used by the Schwaben Verein German heritage club and Grove Banquets in Buffalo Grove.

The trailer houses kegs connected to taps on the outside. Realizing he had nearly unlimited access cold beer, the man grabbed a nearby pitcher and began drinking.

At noon, staff at the banquet hall found him and called police. When police showed up, they found the man extremely intoxicated and called an ambulance, Buffalo Grove Deputy Chief Steve Husak said.

Before being sent to Northwest Community Hospital, he told police he didn’t think he had done anything wrong. He thought he had died and gone to heaven – a free beer truck, Husak said.

The man was not charged with public intoxication, nor did the Schwaben club press charges for theft.

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