Public Safety officers at the College of Charleston say a man has confessed to pulling the fire alarm during the City Paper's Best of Charleston party on Wed., March 10.
The City Paper's event recognizing winners in its annual readers survey was held at the new Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. More than two hours into the party, the false alarm caused an evacuation of the entire building.
Marshall McCall Britt made a written statement admitting to pulling the fire alarm without cause, according to public safety records. He was charged with interfering with a fire alarm box and giving a false alarm.
Britt turned himself in on Friday morning and appeared in court on Tues., March 16. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail, which was suspended, and fined $487. Britt will also have to pay $2,500 in restitution to the college and the city fire department.