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Party host charged after alleged underage drinking, damage

Posted at: 05/24/2013 6:15 PM
Updated at: 05/24/2013 6:32 PM
By: Beth Wurtmann



STILLWATER - In a series of videos posted by a party-goer on Twitter, a large crowd is seen gathered around a raging fire pit.

In one video clip, taken by 20-year-old Jared Bouchey, there is an alarming sight, as a young man jumps over the bonfire and rolls, his head striking what appears to be hot coals.

Two sources tell NewsChannel13 that the videos were taken at the hayfield in Stillwater on Saturday night, at a party that police said was hosted by 21-year-old Daniel Glogowski.

Police said he sent out an invitation to friends on Facebook, and 200 to 300 hundred young people showed up at the field: private property at Glogowski's neighbor's farm. Police said at least four minors had access to alcohol.

Days later, the field still showed signs of the damage: tread marks where cars tore up the grass, beer cans, broken glass. Damage that the farmer said totaled 5,200-dollars and made the land impossible to use.

Glogowski, who said on Facebook that he runs a landscaping business, wasn't home when we stopped by.

But on a Facebook message he posted after the incident, he told friends, quote "Have a good time last weekend? Donate to the cause, no really, I'm taking donations for the lawyer fees. All amounts welcomeeeee."

Police said it's not clear if Glogowski actually purchased the alcohol served to minors but because he hosted the party, he faces charges of criminal mischief and unlawfully dealing with a child.

We don't know whether the young man who appeared to fall into the hot coals, suffered any burns.

We also spoke to the farmer at Mill Creek Farm. who rents that hay field.

He said Glogowski called to apologize and asked for leniency on the criminal charges.