Heck, this sounds like a Media Matters soirée gone wild.
In an incident that Boston police say probably involved hazing, five men were found in an Allston basement taped wrist-to-wrist, covered in condiments, and wearing only underwear after police responded to a complaint of loud music at the house early Monday morning, authorities said.
Police said they believe the house at 24 Ashford St. is occupied by members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. There are two framed pictures of members of the fraternity in a common area of the house, according to police.
The five taped-up men, all Boston University students, had red welts and marks covering their backs, according to police. The men had been doused with flour, coffee grounds, fish sauce, chili sauce, honey, hot sauce, and mustard, police said. They were also missing chunks of hair where their heads had been shaved, police said.
All five men declined medical treatment after they were found by police shortly after midnight.
Alpha Epsilon Pi has no affiliation with BU, according to a university spokesman.
Colin Riley, the BU spokesman, said that although the fraternity is not affiliated with the school and Boston police responded first to the complaint, BU students involved will face the university’s judicial board.
“Just because it happened off campus, it doesn’t mean they’ll go unpunished,’’ Riley said. “There are alleged victims here who we care about, and hazing is illegal here in Massachusetts.’’
This fraternity is listed here.