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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
 
Comments

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 2:05 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

"Burning things in the front yard of a black man has horrific connotations and shows a lack of historical perspective." These two drunk idiots pulled a stupid prank. Horrific Connotations and Lack of Historical Perspective? Wow. I guess they did not think about the historical perspective when making the "Go Kurt" sign. Talk about Drama Queen. Spare me. 




Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 2:03 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

"Burning things in the front yard of a black man has horrific connotations and shows a lack of historical perspective." These two drunk idiots pulled a stupid prank. Horrific Connotations and Lack of Historical Perspective? Wow. I guess they did not think about the historical perspective when making the "Go Kurt" sign. Talk about Drama Queen. Spare me. 




Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 2:02 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

"Burning things in the front yard of a black man has horrific connotations and shows a lack of historical perspective." These two drunk idiots pulled a stupid prank. Horrific Connotations and Lack of Historical Perspective? Wow. I guess they did not think about the historical perspective when making the "Go Kurt" sign. Talk about Drama Queen. Spare me. 




Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:49 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I've read a lot of Freeman's acticles, and I feel he plays race down quite a bit.  He's just stating an obvious fact.  My question would be to you.  Why do you think he has infused a racial undertone(more appropriate than aspect)into this story? Because he stated a fact that burning anything in a black persons yard is a bad idea, and is a slippery slope?  Makes sense to me, hmmm.




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:47 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I come to think that Freeman is a racist.



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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:45 pm
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Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:41 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

"If Eagles fans had done this to , it'd be front page news everywhere." ????  wow, we're going to play that card are we.  Sorry, but what an ignorant statement. 




Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:39 pm
 

Extreme CBSSportsline Reporter Stupidity

This is one of those situations where dragging race into a non-story results in a really really really bad piece of Internet reportage.

I'll state this from jump: I'm a Black professional and a published journalist and I'm finding it really difficult to legitimize why this entry was even necessary, let alone relevant. I'm also a huge NFL fan and I'm still struggling to find it's football revelance as well.

First of all, why exactly would you expect two vandals, regardless of the race, color, or creed, be expected to have historical perspective in the first place? Tying two idiots defacing property of a man who makes millions of dollars playing a game to Jim Crow, segregation, Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, et al is a stretch. No. Actually it's more than a stretch. It's journalistically irresponsible and shameful. If we were on the block back in Hollis, I'd say "Dawg...you should know betta."

Nobody will take race-relation issues in America seriously if irresponsible "journalists" continue to besmirch a real movement by bringing it up in petty, ancillary situations that have nothing to do with race. Maybe update us all if they actually burned a cross or something. Yeah that would make more sense. If we were back on the block, I'd say "Ayo, Obama's in office, yo. Why you back on this nonsense, yo?"

Secondly, what exactly made answering his door wearing a Cardinals hat or not removing an address label so remarkably stupid? I'm really just thinking you were grasping for straws for a secondary argument point (your main one: playing the race card). Back on the block, I'd say "Yo, you wil'in, son."

I can't remember the last time I ripped an address label off of a box of mine, but definitely can remember when I answered my door wearing my Curtis Martin jersey. Stupid me, I guess.

As a matter of fact, I'm not to sure I would be particularly surprised if I read the following in the Daily News: "This just in...suspect in New York Giants snowball-throwing incident reportedly answered NYPD's knock on his door wearing a Lawerence Taylor jersey..."

I think it's a shame on the heels of one of the greatest moments in African American history, we have to stir up the pot with this nonsense.

 

Go Jets.


 




Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:33 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

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.This is so true, and I'm surprised someone brought it up.  It's amazing how so much bad stuff from fans shows up around the league, but it's rarely talked about.  But the few things Eagles fans have done, are talked about for decades like it's recent happenings.  Not many people actually know the date of the Santa Clause incident (or even why it happened for that matter).  It's officially been over 40 years now.




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:28 pm
 

It's Black... It's White...

I have to agree with the previous posters about the racial issue.  It could have been a simple, dumb-arse fans doing dumb-arse stuff, human interest piece.  But in just two paragraphs, you spun the atricle into a race thing...  And how do you know that a Philidelphia Eagles fan would have got that type of attention if Kurt Warner was the subject to a malicious prank? 

As far as attaining an address, it isn't tough.  There are so many resources to find that type of information.  Heck, I just looked it up and **Bingo** , I know where Donovan McNabb's house is too.  I don't believe that the prank is right nor is it McNabb's fault, but celebrities need to protect themselves a little better.  I'm sure there are identity firms that can help mask this information and its not like they (celebrities, not non-white people, Freeman) can't afford it.

I'm curious if the idiots jumped the fence or just waited for another person to drive through and piggy back since the community is gated.  Something that also would have given your post some spice would be that suspect Rex Perkins, the leader of the duo, had his mug shot taken while wearing his Cardinals hat.  Priceless!



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