SD man arrested after running into burning building twice to 'save' his beer

A 56-year-old man was arrested after he disobeyed police and ran into a burning building twice to “save” his beer.

Sioux Falls fire and police crews arrived at an apartment building fire around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, KELO reports. While at the scene, Michael Casteel ignored an officer who tried to stop him from running back into the burning building.

When he left the building the second time, Casteel carried two cans of Bud Ice beers with him.

Sioux Falls police took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to condemn the man’s actions.

The tweet read, “It is not advisable to push past (police) and (firefighters) in an attempt to ‘save your beer.”

Casteel had a blood-alcohol content level of .082. He was charged with obstruction and violating a 24/7 sobriety program.

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and one person was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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