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Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Posted on: January 22, 2009 11:09 am
 

 

In the days before the Arizona Cardinals and Philaldelphia Eagles were scheduled to play in the NFC title game, the home of Donovan McNabb, who lives in Chandler, Arizona during parts of the off-season, was vandalized by two of the biggest idiots in the known universe.

CBSSports.com has obtained the police report of the incident and portions of the report follows.

McNabb told police that there was $2,000 worth of damage to his property as a result of the vandalism. Police say they arrested two men for the incident, Ryan B. Hanlon and Rex Perkins.

How did the police find these two dopes? In one of the acts of vandalism, according to the report, Perkins used a cardboard box. But he forgot that printed on the box were his name and address. So police went to the home of Perkins where he answered the door wearing an Arizona Cardinals hat.

You can't make this stuff up.

Isn't there a show called "The World's Dumbest Criminals" or something like that?

One last word: What the criminals did wasn't just stupid and insensitive. Burning things in the front yard of a black man has horrific connotations and shows a lack of historical perspective.

Also, why this incident has received such little attention is amazing to me. If Eagles fans had done this to Kurt Warner, it'd be front page news everywhere.

Anyway, here are portions of the police report. It begins with the officer describing his arrival at McNabb's house:

"On 01-17-09 at approximately 1703 hours, I was dispatched to (address redacted) regarding a criminal damage report. When I arrived, I contacted the reporting person, Donovan McNabb, who is a professional football quarterback employed by the Philadelphia Eagles franchise. McNabb stated unknown suspects had damaged yard.

"The Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals are scheduled to play in the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game at 1300 hours on 01-18-09. According to McNabb, someone had hung an Arizona Cardinal flag in a tree in his front yard on Thursday 01-15-09, and he left the flag there until the next morning because he thought it was humorous. On 01-17-09 at approximately 0200 hours, McNabb said his family returned to the residence and noticed a cardboard sign had been staged in his driveway. The sign read "Go Cards" on one side and "Beat Philly" on the reverse.

"The next day McNabb said they noticed the smell of fuel emanating from the lawn and saw that someone had used fuel to scribe messages all over the his lawn. The western most areas of the lawn had a message reading, 'Go Kurt' referencing the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner. Adjacent to that message was another that read, 'Go Cards.' The patch of grass just south of the driveway also had a message reading, "I [heart] AZ." McNabb estimated the cost of replacing the sod in his front yard at approximately $2,000.00 dollars. McNabb stated his residence is equipped with surveillance video, but he was not sure when he would be able to access that video."

Later the report talks about the officer tracking down one of the perps and the perp immediately admitting to the alleged crime. The funny thing is, according to the report, Perkins immediately sold out his accomplice. The report states they used diesel fuel to burn the grass and that the fuel was put into a canister normally used to contain pesticide.

This is a scary part. According to the report, the two men read in the newspaper that McNabb lived in Chandler. Then cooked up the idea to vandalize his home. How'd they find his address? According to police, they looked up McNabb's personal info on the Internet.

It was that easy finding and vandlizing his property.

The report concludes with Perkins allegedly telling officers that they knew their acts were illegal and that the criminal masterminds "didn't think it through." Hanlon allegedly told police, the report states, that he "understood what he did was against the law, but because the 'grass grows back,' he thought the situation would be looked at as along the lines of 'toilet papering' someone's house."

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Cardinals
 
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Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2009 4:47 pm
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Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2009 4:11 pm
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Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2009 4:29 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I think these 2 vandals were honestly too stupid to draw the connection of the past to burning things on a black man's yard.  Its drunken fans pulling stupid pranks and probably nothing more.




Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2009 5:35 pm
 

Your a Cardinal Hater!

Freeman,

 

This is like the 3rd or 4th story that includes bashing the Cardinals, seriously man get a life! I can't wait to see what you write after we beat the Steelers. I am sure you will find something negative, probably something about Mike Tomlin getting cheated because hes black or something, get over it dude



BradyMania
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2009 1:57 am
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Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2009 1:31 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I thought the writer was correct about the race card connotation. You don't burn fires in a black persons yard. If a Christain Church wanted a new black family in the community to visit their church and left them a cross in their yard with a note saying if u need anything call us, that would be a race card connotation. Plus u ask y is it some black people have to continue to drudge through the past. Answer: because some white people live in the past and that is their future. Look at Rush Limbaugh, didn't he bring out the color card on Mc Nabb and what about his new thing hoping the 44th President Obama FAILS! So now he brings out his treasonous color card but what do I know, I am just a black man living in the past also. I respond earlier but it did not print out right so this is a correction blog.




Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2009 1:06 am
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I thought the writer was correct about the race card connotation. Plus u ask y is it some black people have to continue to drudge through the past. Answer: because some people live in the past and that is their future. Look at Rush Limbaugh, didn't he bring out the color card on Mc Nabb and what about his new thing hoping the 44th President Obama FAILS! So now he brings out his <span style="color: #0033cc;">treasonous color card but what do I know, I am just a black man living in the past also.




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2009 10:40 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2009 9:41 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I've read a lot of this freeman guys garbage, and have kept my mouth shut.  But it is getting a little old.  I still remember the first blog of his I read.....  I distinctly remember wondering why everyone was ripping him a new one for a few foolish comments.  Than with every blog I've read I have realized little by little why.  Horrible writing, and hidden agenda's.  Race issues?  Are you kidding me?  This country is not what it once was.  These "racial issues" have been steadily improving for our country as a whole.   And the man finds a way to incorporate race into something that doesn't sound even a little racist....  Shut up idiot




Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2009 7:05 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Your an idiot. Thank you for proving my point and showing how obnoxious you are.



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