Penn State police are investigating separate reports of alleged animal cruelty that happened in parking lots outside Beaver Stadium during the home opener Saturday.
Police said two dogs were found alone in separate vehicles outside the stadium shortly after the game began around noon.
Because they were left unattended during hot weather, police are treating the incidents as cruelty to animals investigations. Temperatures reached 87 degrees Saturday, according to the Penn State department of meteorology website. The state SPCA warns that on a hot day, temperatures inside a vehicle quickly can reach fatal levels for dogs.
Police also responded to 25 other incidents in the stadium parking lots, including at least eight for underage drinking and three for public intoxication.
State College police reported that one person was arrested for DUI, and several others were cited for public intoxication during the weekend.
Sgt. Charles Hamilton said police didn’t have an official count of incidents Sunday, but called it a “very normal football weekend.”
Police responded to a reported assault and several fights, but no charges were filed in any of those cases.
According to an unofficial count, police cited 12 people for underage drinking and five for open container violations, and police responded to eight noise complaints.