'I Drank Many Alcoholic Beverages,' Explains Harvard Grad Guilty of Torching 9/11 Memorial

One year and two months after drunkenly torching a 9/11 memorial on Halloween, Harvard Law grad Brian Schroeder pleaded guilty to three charges. "I cannot explain why I acted the way I did," he explained. "I drank many alcoholic beverages."

"I cannot explain why I acted the way I did, but I take responsibility for my actions. I'm sorry," Schroeder said in court today while admitting guilt to charges of burglary, criminal mischief, and cemetery desecration. He'll pay a (large) fine and do community service. In summary: Banner week for the Ivy League! Carry on. [NYDN]