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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 22, 2009 5:47 pm
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Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:36 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

dont pay more attention to the article than it deserves. there are no significant facts that prove race has anything to do with this incident. just go sign the petition on front page.



Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:33 pm
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Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:12 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I get how it is wrong that they vandalized his house, but the fact that he has to bring race into the article is just stupid. That is uncalled for. It is completely irrelevant to anything pertaining to the article and the fact that race is brought into it shows how insecure black people are when anything happens to them with the white person as the offender. This needs to stop, it is absolutly ridiculous and getting out of hand.



Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:11 pm
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Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:07 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

peza,  

You're right.  It would show horrific historical connotations if someone had burned a cross on his lawn.  But they were chemical burns.  For the last time, there was no fire involved.  This conversation has gotten ridiculous with everyone ignoring facts and taking what they want from this non-story.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 5:04 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Does anyone know where Lin Eliot lives?




Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:58 pm
 

A wish from someone stupid enough to ask

I am a white guy.  My great great grandparents immigrated from Norway in the mid/late 1800's.  I try to understand the pain and anger of the militant black man but I can't help feeling that the majority of blacks would like to move beyond race and create a peaceful society.

There are going to be nuts from all races.  Let's hate the works of stupid people, not their race.

If there was something that most white americans could do to undo slavery, most of us would cooperate vigorously.  I don't hold Germans culpable for Nazi's. 

Please help us non combatative white americans know what we could do to end this hate.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:58 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:57 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I feel like I'm 8 years old again, arguing with my little brother over atari playing time.  OK Crazy Joe, you're right.  Nevermind.  Let's go get a Capri Sun and forget about it.



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