BOULDER, Colo. –

A University of Colorado student who allegedly broke his friend’s nose after the man asked to be hit in the face has been ticketed on suspicion of third-degree assault, according to police.

Andrew Duba, 19, a freshman film-studies major, was ticketed early Sunday morning.

CU police Cmdr. Tim McGraw said Duba’s friend, Dylan Krug, 18, a freshman management major, was out drinking at a party on University Hill that morning and asked several people to hit him.

No one took him up on the offer, McGraw said.

When Krug returned to his room at Farrand Hall about 2 a.m. to drink more beer, according to police, he repeatedly asked Duba — his neighbor down the hall — to hit him in the face.

“The neighbor tapped him on the face as a joke,” McGraw said.

But Krug insisted.

“(Krug) said, ‘I want to be punched’ â so (Duba) hit him with his left hand,” McGraw said.

Duba realized he probably broke the man’s nose in the punch, so he tried to “reposition his nose by hand,” McGraw said.

That’s when Krug began bleeding profusely from his face and someone called police.

McGraw said officers ticketed Duba because, “asking someone to perform an unlawful act doesn’t make it legal.”

Archived comments

“Drunk . . . and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” (Animal House)

No way to know if either of these guys is fat 😉

1axel

3/18/2009 2:15:02 PM

Future Darwin Award winners…

BRM

3/18/2009 2:20:43 PM

I want you to hit me as hard as you can

Tucker_Max

3/18/2009 2:25:47 PM

Young Republicans.

TheBitterTruth

3/18/2009 2:30:57 PM

now that is tuition money well spent.

pete@livingspc.com

3/18/2009 2:31:56 PM

How about a ticket for underage drinking?

orbison

3/18/2009 2:46:46 PM

All of that.Excessive alcohol consumption is for losers.

daravaleriah@yahoo.com

3/18/2009 3:38:00 PM

“asking someone to perform an unlawful act doesn’t make it legal.”

Unless it’s the victim that literally asked for it.

Ridiculous.

beala

3/18/2009 5:31:11 PM

Any theories as to why this pathetic lad would want to be punched?

The same reason he is drinking to excess?

orbison

3/18/2009 5:45:25 PM

Young Americans!

How’s that for the bitter truth?

Risky1207

3/18/2009 6:14:35 PM

McGraw is a self righteous idiot.He is dangerous and should never be allowed to be in contact with the public, much less in a position of authority!

tplboulder@yahoo.com

3/18/2009 7:46:49 PM

Posted by tplboulder on March 18, 2009 at 7:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

McGraw is a self righteous idiot. He is dangerous and should never be allowed to be in contact with the public, much less in a position of authority!

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I’ll bite. What’s in your quiver?

orbison

3/18/2009 8:27:04 PM

I keep telling people we need to have fight clubs in Boulder.

People here are complete sissy’s.

TurboPotato

3/18/2009 8:33:32 PM

ban alcohol at CU for undergraduates. If they want an education, then they will come to CU. If they want to drink, they can go somewhere else

RamalamaDingdong

3/19/2009 1:44:00 AM

how is this an unlawful act? I don’t see police going around handing out tickets at major league ball games or hockey games where people take punches at each other all the time. Nor do I see cops hanging out at pro wrestling matches. How about any number of boxing gyms or martial arts centers where people are asking to get hit all the time?

Police do have some discretion, except I guess when it comes to revenue collection. And as was mentioned above, why no tickets for underage drinking? This is more likely a case of drunken and disorderly conduct.

UAN

3/19/2009 7:58:33 AM

A lot of CU drunks are just askin’ to be hit.

MK_Love

3/19/2009 8:06:46 AM

Sounds like he watched Fight Club one too many times.

obamanation

3/19/2009 8:57:51 AM

No big deal. Some young men like a little violence with life. Where I grew up, it was considered etiquette to “go into town” and attempt to engage in a fight. One rather imposing lad would walk up to people and say, “Can I bum a fistfight from ya?”

These CU students are merely engaged in an even more polite form of violence, skipping the fight part and just requesting a good, stiff punch.

claroofusjones@comcast.net

3/19/2009 9:42:49 AM

The difference being, these were students not cops shooting wrecklessly close to a residential neighborhood.Duba switch your major become a cop and you will get off with a “stiff warning” in the future!

ShadowHHR

3/19/2009 10:03:43 AM

“dumb-azz.” – Red Foreman

TextualFavors

3/19/2009 11:51:31 AM

“ban alcohol at CU for undergraduates. If they want an education, then they will come to CU. If they want to drink, they can go somewhere else”

If they want an “education”, they will go to a good school, not CU.

CU is for Ivy League rejects and low-scoring trust-fund babies at best.

GabeMc

3/19/2009 6:08:40 PM

Should be forced to register as a sex offender.

intheknow

3/20/2009 4:47:02 PM

reminiscent of the old Irish adage (apropos St Patty) .. Is this a private fight or can anybody get in ? …… ridiculous to charge Duba when the appropriate charge was drunk and disorderly conduct … Duba should plead self defence against a drunk. Pretty funny actually and not a good way to wake up the next morning :))

davecorman@hotmail.com

3/20/2009 6:46:57 PM