Boulder police got an unusual call Thursday, when witnesses reported that some college-aged men were fishing from a canoe. On top of a bus.

Boulder police first got the call at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday near 13th Street and College Avenue, according to Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden. According to police radio traffic, the call came in as men in the canoe on top of the bus singing loudly and drinking beer with fishing poles while throwing money.

But upon arriving on scene, officers said the men were not drinking and that the bus was parked. They were using dollar bills as bait on their fishing poles but were not throwing money.

Because they were not drinking, officers decided the men were doing nothing illegal and left them alone.
"They were just having some fun," Ogden said.
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