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Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Posted on: January 22, 2009 11:09 am
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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."

 

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Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:36 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

No, Crazy Joe Gallo.  You - much like Freeman - are missing the point.  NOTHING was burned into McNabb's lawn.  If he can't get the facts straight why should anyone care what his point was?




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:32 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

CBS probably doesn't care, they just t]like the traffice this clown has created.  Just look at the bottom of the page.....

"The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com" 

There's their out.  However, it's truly sad they employ such an insensitive prick. 



Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:30 pm
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Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:27 pm
 

Freeman needs to be fired...again

How can this guy be a professional journalist and not be able to decipher comprehend read a simple police report? 

It clearly says that "someone had used fuel to scribe messages all over the his lawn".  If they had burned something into his lawn don't you think it would have said just that?

Freeman is clearly an idiot and quite possibly a racist.  cbssports.com should be ashamed...




Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:19 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

"You can't make this stuff up."

 

You're right. You can't.  But thank you, Freeman, for proving that you can, however, blow it out of proportion, add racial elements, and make an a$$ of yourself all at the same time.  That takes real journalistic prowess.

Attn: CBS

This man is a joke who only hampers any kind of progress towards a racism-free environment day in and day out.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:17 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Between BradyMania and myself, we apparently did more research than the writer of the article.  It is two white guys, but from Mr. Freeman's article you would not know that.  This is most certainly the case amongst those in journalism today.  I affectinonately call most of the media in this day and age "Yellow Journalism".  This is not a racial term.  This is a history reference to journalism that was failing at the turn of the century just a hundred years ago. Journalists sensationalized stories and lied about things in print to sell papers during hard economic times.  I hope this all sounds familiar. 

 

It took me 20 seconds to find those photos. 

This country is a shell of it's former self.  Everything anyone does is racist or insensitive.  We cannot criticize the president, journalists are untouchable, and God forbid you believe in God or life or anything for that matter.

Controversey sells ad space, therefore Mr. Freeman will continue to have a job.  Mr. Freeman is either, racist or so adept at using his race to insight us for his benefit and CBS. 

I really do not care, it is difficult to get along with people when they keep telling you that you have a problem because of the color of your skin and not the content of your character.

 




Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:15 pm
 

Check the times

Why was Mcnab come back home at 2 am in the morning the day before the NFC Championship game?  Maybe that is why it took him some time to shake everything off.  Philly fans, this is the guy you love to hate.




Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:14 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Do you notice that everytime he writes anything, the race card is played.  Get over yourself, you should be banned like Rob Parker. CBS why do you keep someone like him!??




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:10 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

After reading the article again, the funniest part of Freeman's ignorance is that he simply took an AP or wire article and simply added his racist comments to it.  That's 4 miserable sentences tossed into an otherwise normal recount of the facts of the case.  Nice journalism Freeman.  Your brilliance really shines on this one. 




Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:07 pm
 

big deal!!!!!!

i think it is funny. i speak for every ravens Fan when i say GO Kurt. GO CARDS, I heart AZ,  who cares this story isnt a big deal why dont u look at some of the things that happen around the world before considering this a " Malicous crime". Nobody got hurt they will do some community service and move on in there lives.



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