Lantern: #Chittshow Tamer Than Years Past

By DJ Byrnes on April 7, 2014 at 12:12p
Photo via @RyanPritchett2

ChittShow is a fairly recent but growing tradition on Ohio State's campus. As tends to happen when large alcohol-fueled crowds of youth and police intermingle, there have been some kerfuffles. The most notable was at similarly-fashioned Woodfest in 2011 when three idiots gave us the greatest triumvirate of mugshots in recent memory:


Since then, things have been tampered a bit. From Ohio State's student paper, The Lantern:

In what are often deemed as chaotic block parties, “Woodfest” and “ChittShow” were coupled with higher safety and a lower number of arrests compared to the past two years.

Commander Chris Bowling of the Columbus Division of Police said Sunday afternoon that the department is still calculating the number of arrests but knows the number is low compared to the previous two years that the parties on Woodruff and Chittenden avenues took place.

Three people were arrested in May 2011 during Woodfest and three people were arrested at Chittshow. In 2012, The Lantern reported two people were arrested at Woodfest and one person was arrested at ChittShow. The 2012 arrests included one OSU student.

Good to see Ohio State students and police being able to coexist, but I am a bit worried about Commander Chris Bowling's and the CPD's math skills. 


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Chief B1G Dump's picture

The mugshot on the right, that dudes eye swollen shut looks like a woman's bathing suit spot!

The two kids there learned at least one thing in college...stay out of the arms reach of the cops.

RBuck's picture

You really think those guys were students? Over the years, according to articles I've read, a minuscule percentage of students were involved in the crap that went down.

Long live the southend.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Good point. When I went to school (98-02) we had all the riots and most of the crap was caused by non-students or students not from OSU. Case in point, it was actually a friend of one of my roommates who came in from out of town and threw a bottle and hit a cop that started the first big riot (I can't remember what year it was but we had a riot several weekends in a row and this was what started the first one.) He was tackled and was shown being thrown into the paddy wagon on repeat loop on major news networks. I was pretty pissed at him at the time because I knew it made our students and fan base look horrible.

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PittBuckeye's picture

I used to live in Bloomsburg, they used to have a really cool block party that has now turned into everyone getting arrested every year. The police actually bought an urban assault vehicle last year (tank) it's just dumb now. Here's to hoping this never turns into Bloomsburgs block party.

If you're bored google the videos. They scream out immature morons.