The corpse, it turned out,
was a CPR dummy stolen from the Exercise and Sport Science department. Still,
Jamison described the prop as “disturbing” and “kinda funny but in a weird
Shortly after the discovery of the “corpse”, a Honda Civic
was driven through the wall of the building, toppling the chocolate fountain
and effectively rendering the dance floor unusable.
When asked about the formal, event coordinator Cecilia
Beckett said, “Have you ever read ‘The Great Gatsby’? It’s messed up.”
Beckett’s date, Alex Cobb, said he knew she was acting out
of character but initially didn’t think anything of it.
“She kept calling me
‘old sport’ and talking about her time in the trenches. I thought she was just
stressed from planning," he said.
Beckett revealed that, had the event not been immediately shut
down, more was planned.
“I was going to stand on the balcony in an expensive
suit drinking scotch,” she said.
Beckett never got her chance, though. Shortly after the car
came in through the wall, Franklin Hotel manager Hal Davies kicked the group
“I wish I could say I’ve seen worse,” Davies said. “But I really haven’t.”