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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: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:27 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 , it'd be front page news everywhere."

Seriously Freeman, you are pathetic.

 




Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:25 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Wow.  It's not often you find message boards with such harmony amongst all the posters, but i have to join the majority here and also agree that Freeman is an idiot, and perhaps even a bigger one than the guys who did these things.  The fact is that Freeman does this with virtually every one of his articles and it is quite pathetic.  This guy seems to be the biggest racist of all or else why would he feel the need to bring up the race issue every chance he got?



BradyMania
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:22 pm
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Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:20 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Freeman is the token black man on the staff who was hired to write outrageous articles about race.  Every newspaper has one, and CBSSportsline is no different.  It's sad really, but I suppose people read his articles just to see what crazy thing he'll write about next.  As long as you give him attention, CBS will give him space to write on this website. 




Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:16 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

According to the police report, which is quoted in Freeman's article:

"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.

Ummmm, am I being obtuse here?  I don't see the word "burn" anywhere in the report.  The idiots "scribed" messages all over the lawn with some kind of petroleum product, which would kill the grass and turn it a different color.  I've seen this done before, and there was no open flame involved.  And, if they had actually burned the messages, then wouldn't have McNabb noticed that before he noticed a smell?  IMO, charred sections of my lawn would be one heck of a lot more noticeable than a smell of fuel.

Seems to me that someone almost broke an ankle jumping to conclusions, i.e. fuel smell -> fire -> front lawn -> black player -> hate crime.

If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.  I just don't see anything that tells me McNabb's lawn was torched. 

 




Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:11 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I completely agree with you.  I'm not saying every African American writer does it, but many do.  I myself am a minority, but I find it very upsetting and annoying every time I hear someone talk like this. Also, as the article points out they used fuel to burn the grass.  I do not think they actually set the grass on fire though as the diesel fuel alone would kill the grass in a matter of hours.  Stupitity? Yes.  Racial intent? No.

 




Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:10 pm
 

jetslover, eugenegreen, truthgirl, I rest my case

As I have said all along.

Bitter. Confused. Ignorant. Racist. Sexist. Liar. Cheater. Instigator. cbs sports writer?

To all 41 of Mike Freemans fans. I salute you. The 3 of you have taken the time to create 13 to 14 accounts each, to come to his defense.




Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:04 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Freeman,

Don't worry about all of the negative comments about your moronic story. Clearly it is all a race issue. The people pointing out how dumb you are just a bunch of white people trying to keep a black guy down.

Keep your chin up and no matter how stupid your stories are, don't get dicouraged. Afterall, if a white guy had written a piece of crap like your article nobody would have pointed out how bad it was.




Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 1:00 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

This is a great story about a couple of very dumb "homer" Cardinal fans. I read about it in the Fort Worth Star Telegram yesterday. Funny but the Star Telegram didn't mention anything about it anyone's race?? Funny too is that you assume the criminals to be Caucasian. The amazing thing about the prejudice ignorance is that it works both ways.

Next time just state the facts. This is a great story that has the merits to stand on its own. Please refrain from adding to the stupidity.




Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 12:57 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

freeman,you suck.did these 2 morons write the n-word on his lawn or leave any racial slurs anywhere on mcnabb's property?the answer is NO,so why would you assume race played a part in the motives of these 2 idiots.clearly the only racist statements were made by you ,making you the racist.

 



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