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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 23, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:38 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Obviously McNabb didn't care, if he would of had is number delisted it would not have shown up. It was only that easy to find because McNabb did nothing about it.




Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:38 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I've got to say, I don't get it.  Yes, burning (crosses) on a black man's lawn has bad historical connotations.  (Keep in mind though, that the KKK did not limit itself to black victims; it hated Jews and Catholics with equal vengence.)  However, nothing was burned and, unless I've mis-read my history, as several other posters have pointed out, pouring gasoline (or weed killer -- either of which could, technically be called a "chemical burn") does NOT have any bad historical connotations.  So, Freeman is guilty of conflating two non-related issues through semantics.

I don't see where McNabb is worried about this as a hate crime.  He reported it because it damaged $2,000 worth of lawn, just as you or I would. 

I don't see where the police are calling it a hate crime.

I don't see why Freeman is equating it with a hate crime, since even he doesn't CALL it a hate crime.  He just says it has these bad connotations, which is probably a personal thing.

I'd say he needs to stop this sort of thing, but clearly it garners a response on the boards, which mean people still read his stuff, even if it is only to loathe and revile it afterward.  Garnering readers is his job, and you and I are helping keep him on.  Boycott the Freeman boards, say I.

And, btw ... where are the supporting facts for: "Freeman has a history of creating accounts and then logging on to speak his mind."  I'd like to see some references, please.




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:34 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

About as crazy as those Hollywood tours that put you on a bus and parade you around to see all of the "stars" mansions.  That's just the way it is, i guess.  What are they supposed to do, go live in a hole in the ground like Saddam?




Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:33 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I love this Crazy Joe Gallo dude.  Let's all favorite him.  Maybe start a group.




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:31 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

My only wish is that you continue to make a fool of yourself...



Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:29 pm
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Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:28 pm
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Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:25 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Oh come one, Crazy Joe... don't leave us now.  I was really starting to enjoy your insightful analysis...Cry




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:23 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

It took me 2 seconds to go onto whitepages.com and search Mcnabb in chandler, AZ.  There was an address listed for a Mcnabb.  Maybe they knew the area of town and that address matched it.  It's not like they hacked into the FBI database.  I'm not condoning what they did but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to add 2 and 2 together, and these two clowns are far from smart.




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 4:19 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Wrong...



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