Twerking, drinking, passing out on the beach – and taking cops off the border: How Spring Break resort with the ‘littest beach anywhere’ is calling in cartel-fighting police to keep college kids in line (Link)

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Twerking, drinking, passing out on the beach – and taking cops off the border: How Spring Break resort with the ‘littest beach anywhere’ is calling in cartel-fighting police to keep college kids in line (Link)

Source: Daily Mail

March 14th

Spring Break sees the sleepy island community of South Padre Island, which has just over 5,000 people, transformed as an estimated 100,000 college kids descend for a non-stop party on the Texas beach 

For businesses and the city itself, the influx means a bumper payday with students spending $3.1 million on alcohol alone last year and providing South Padre with an overall windfall of $33.9 million

But DailyMail.com can reveal that the overwhelming numbers mean the local police department has to draft in officers from other Texas cities – among them border towns such as Los Indios 

Police chief Jose De La Rosas, 30, says his small department frequently sends officers to South Padre – even though their area butts up against territory controlled by the notorious Golfos Cartel 

In South Padre, the focus is more on keeping college students out of trouble and mitigating the worst of their excesses, according to the island’s police chief and interim city manager Randy Smith

There are outrageous antics, including ‘a**-luging’ – where beer is poured over a girl’s behind to be drunk by a boy – while men were seen handing out beads in exchange for a look at and a squeeze of women’s breasts 

Brooke Patterson, 21, of the University of Kansas, said: ‘The whole week is full of people who just don’t give a f***. Come here right now, get lit with your friends – it’s the best vacation ever!’ 

Some boys told DailyMail.com the main reason they came to South Padre is to pick up women, with Hassan Boyer, 20, of Northern Illinois University, saying: ‘We’re going to make that baby and meet 30 years later’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6801249/Wild-college-students-spring-break-descend-South-Padre-Texas.html