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Who is Isabella Sackheim? Woman's car flipped, destroyed by CU Boulder students during party, video goes viral

The viral video shows Isabella Sackheim, a resident of Colorado, becoming a victim of student violence after her car got overturned
Isabella Sackheim's car was destroyed by CU Boulder students (Twitter)
Isabella Sackheim's car was destroyed by CU Boulder students (Twitter)

BOULDER, COLORADO: Boulder police responded to a large college party that turned destructive near 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, in the area known to University of Colorado Boulder students as the Hill, on Saturday, March 6. In a series of videos going viral on the internet, the students can be seen overturning and destroying a resident's car, for no apparent reason.

In the videos, Isabella Sackheim's white color car can be seen getting destroyed and overturned by the CU students. “I’m astonished that this party got so out of hand, including destroying a car,” said Jonathan Sackheim, Isabella's father and a CU Boulder alumnus. Jonathan, who is a lifelong Boulder resident, was texting someone at the scene. “Apparently the SWAT team is on the scene. It’s just astounding that there is no specific cause to this riot: There’s no big football game win. I’m shocked by it.”


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A screenshot from the video (Twitter)

Sackheim, who lives in south Boulder, said while he didn’t witness the gathering himself, he was in touch with a student who described to him what they were seeing. The student told Sackheim that they watched the gathering of people turn over a parked car on 10th Street. The student also told Sackheim that the car was turned on its side and that the windows were smashed in.

Journalist Shay Castle shared a video of the attack saying, "Jonathan Sackheim shared video of his daughter's car being destroyed in the riots happening on the Hill tonight in #Boulder."


A lot of people shared the destructive video. One person shared the video, saying, "This poor girl this is horrible." More and more people shared the video of the incident saying, "Boulder’s back baby!” Massive party on university “Hill” in Colorado turns out of control. A car was flipped, streets are trashed and SWAT responded."



Journalist Marc Sallinger shared a series of videos, saying, "College students in Boulder had a party with several hundred people in the middle of a pandemic. Boulder PD showed up to disperse the crowd and threatened to arrest people. This is what remains of a car people flipped over and destroyed #9News." He further added, "Glass is absolutely everywhere in the street. Cars are running over empty vodka bottles and shattering them. Most people have left now after Boulder Police showed up #9News."

He further reported, "This was my first time in Boulder in a while. On top of the destruction to the neighborhood and private property, it was definitely the most unmasked people I’ve seen in one place since the pandemic began. Hardly any college students were wearing masks. Not great #9News"




As soon as these videos and pictures went viral on the internet Boulder started trending on Twitter. Shocked by the videos, one person asked: "For what possible reason? This, on the hill, in the middle of privilege? I used to live there. Ridiculous." While another one tweeted, "Happened in Boulder tonight. Giant “party” on the Hill, including the destruction of a random girl’s car. I can’t even begin to comprehend how anyone could be so reckless with the health of their community. Makes me nauseous to watch."



Journalist Mitchell Byars said in a series of tweets, "Some people have been asking if there was an apparent reason for the party. Well I wasn't exactly on the group thread, but I remember from my time at #CUBoulder that the first really nice weather weekend of the spring in #Boulder was usually a big party weekend," and "Also, I will say there were people, especially those living in nearby houses, begging those at the party to stop. It's a shame that the decisions of these folks might impact others at #CUBoulder and possibly the #Boulder community at large"



Barstool Colorado tweeted, "Everybody in Boulder be safe!! If anybody would like to help out the owner of the car that was destroyed today here is her info."


The University of Colorado sent this statement to FOX31 saying: "We are aware of a large party on University Hill on Saturday evening and allegations of violence toward police officers responding to the scene. We condemn this conduct. It is unacceptable and irresponsible, particularly in light of the volume of training, communication and enforcement the campus and city have dedicated to ensuring compliance with Covid-19 public health orders. CU Boulder will not tolerate any of our students engaging in acts of violence or damaging property.CU Boulder has made it clear to our student body that following county public health orders is required under the student code of conduct. The vast majority of our students have followed these directives. When health officials and police have referred public health order violations to our student conduct office, CU Boulder has responded quickly and imposed discipline when violations were established. Disciplinary actions include interim exclusions from campus and 45 suspensions so far this academic year. We will continue to take these actions to make clear that protecting our community and our campus is of utmost importance and that we will not tolerate such violations. Any student who is found responsible for having engaged in acts of violence toward the law enforcement or other first responders will be removed from CU Boulder and not readmitted. We appreciate the efforts of law enforcement to address the unacceptable conduct of these students and apologize to the residents of University Hill for their behavior."