“It was like when you walk into a pool. It was pungent”, convention attendee Chris Delaney told the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, throngs of fully-grown men and women in animal costumes moved to a nearby convention center to continue their celebration of “furry fandom”.
Technicians found powdered chlorine in the hotel stairwell that, according to a police report, “suggests an intentional act”. Rosemont police continue to investigate the crime, and will now have to include ligers, unicorns, and bears as potential suspects.
Guests were ultimately allowed back inside the hotel by 4:20am after a series of tests confirmed it was safe, and as a statement reads, to continue “the fun, friendship, and good times of Midwest FurFest 2014” in all its super-weird, fluffy glory.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.