Man, startled by bottle rocket shot out of anus, sues frat

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 5, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Bottle rockets, a man's anus and a fraternity party has resulted in a lawsuit.

A man is suing Alpha Tau Omega after he was injured at a frat party. Travis Hughes, another man at the party, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On May 1, 2011, at about 1:30 a.m., the fraternity was having a house party both Louis Helmberg and Hughes were attending, according to a complaint filed Jan. 23 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Helmberg claims Hughes became intoxicated and while attempting to "shoot bottle rockets out of his anus on the ATO deck."

When doing so, Hughes startled Helmberg, who then jumped back and fell off of the deck of the fraternity house and was injured, according to the suit.

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