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Lexington Police prepare for Cats/Cards match up

Lexington, Kentucky - If you plan on visiting Lexington for the big matchup against Louisville, you may notice a bigger police presence.

Lexington Police are working to make sure celebrations don't get out of hand.

You may remember rowdy celebrations in 2012, including flipping cars and setting couches on fire when the Cats beat the Cards in the Final Four.

This time, police are taking matters into their own hands.

They are removing items they see as potential fire hazards.

One official says, "if we observe any items that someone may think, 'hey that'd be something to set on fire, we go ahead and remove it as quickly as we can. Unfortunately in the years past, couches and furniture and wood have been items that students think that they need to set on fire to celebrate. We have a zero tolerance stance on people who destroy other people's property or engage in activity that could endanger others while celebrating".

The Cats will take on the Louisville Cardinals this Friday around 9:45 in Indianapolis.


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