Va Tech kicker pepper-sprayed a Buffalo Wild Wings

cody-jounellWhen one goes to a Buffalo Wild Wings, they expect some spiciness, but this was certainly not how they expected it.

Last week, Virginia Tech Hokies kicker Cody Journell caused an entire Buffalo Wild Wings establishment in Blacksburg to clear out because he pepper-sprayed the entire restaurant. Yes, you read that correctly.

According to the Collegiate Times:

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday as Journell and some of his friends were watching the Virginia Tech-Virginia basketball game. …

According to Journell, he was describing to his friend how her small can of pepper-spray worked, holding the key-chain sized can in his hand. As he passed it back to her, it was triggered and released. …

The entire bar and most of the restaurant ran outside onto the patio. People were crying, coughing and throwing up from the effects of the gas.

Pepper-spray is much more potent than anything on the menu, apparently. Workers lost tips that evening, and there was $50 in unpaid tabs. Journell reported the incident but no charges were filed against him. Though appearing apologetic, those at the restaurant believe he did it on purpose.

This is the second time in 14 months that Journell, a soon-to-be redshirt-senior has run into trouble. He was arrested and convicted of trespassing after going into another student athlete’s room to retrieve marijuana back in December of 2011.