FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Every time college starts in the fall, people living around North Dakota State University have come to expect beer cans and red solo cups underneath their trees and in their yards after a weekend of partying.
In less than a week, two people sent surveillance video to Valley News Live showing college students coming and going to parties in their neighborhoods. In one video, you see college kids walking in front of a house. Some of the students walk in the yard, at least one throwing a cigarette in it and tripping over a hose of some sort. What you can't see is that a fight happened right beside the home to which the camera is attached according to the homeowner. In the second video, you can see a college student take a sign from a man's yard. That man, Scott Filler, said he wasn't going to let that fly.
"I heard a bunch of hollering and screaming. I happened to look out my window and saw a bunch of college kids out in front and I noticed my sign was gone," Filler said. "It just happened literally before I looked out the window. I went back to the window again and I saw the guy walking down the side walk with the sign above his head. My first reaction was to get my shoes on and go chase him and get my sign back."
In the video, you can see Filler jumping off his porch and chasing after the guy. You can't hear what's happening, but the college student wasn't as cooperative as the video looks.
"Right away he just kind of acted like it wasn't my sign. He argued with me the whole way back here, but I wasn't having it," Filler said.
Filler has surveillance cameras because his truck was vandalized a few years back. Going forward, Filler said he wants police to step up their patrols in the area, especially on weekend nights when there are parties.
"I just want to let them (college students) know they are being watched, not only by the police, but also by us living here in the areas surrounding NDSU. We may not be looking out our windows, but a lot of us have surveillance cameras," Filler said.
As always, if you live near any university in the area and this happening to you, don't hesitate to call police.