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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 3:59 pm
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Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:55 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

NOTHING was burned into his lawn???? REALLY Chump???? I could have swore I just got done reading that the words "Go Kurt" were burned into his lawn. The phrase "I heart AZ" and the words "Go Cards" Maybe you should really think about going back to school and learning basic READING and COMPREHENSION skills !


LOL.  Why so angry?

You didn't read that anywhere in the police report.  Perhaps you should try reading it again...




Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:53 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I don't even believe the idiots used fire.  The fuel itself "burns" grass.  It wasn't a flame on his lawn, just the stench of fuel and missing grass.

Idiotic for sure.  Racial...not even close.  I suggest you read the book The Race Card.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:52 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

I think I would take Mr. Gallo more seriously if he did not name call and type in caps.  However you are merely restating lines from the article.  No one said the theme of the article was race relations in AZ.  There is outrage that a simple story like this can be given any racial undertones where none exist whatsoever, except in the head of a journalist bent on finding it in every story. 

I think Mr. Gallo has missed the point of these posts and is clearly living up to the Moniker of Crazy.



Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:51 pm
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Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:47 pm
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Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:46 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity

Crazy Joe, you do realize that there is such thing as a chemical burn, right???  They did not literally light the fuel on fire, the chemicals simply killed the grass, or "burned" it.  You, buddy, are using your READING skills, but definitely not your COMPREHENSION skills. 



Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:42 pm
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Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:38 pm
 

Extreme Cardinals Fan Stupidity/Race Card?

This is why our country has continued problems with race. Moronic writers and a leftist biased media like yourself who insinuates that this is about a "black" man, and black people and not a QB of an opposing team. Give me a break..."if Warner would have had this happen to him by Eagles fans, it would have been all over the news?" You are an idiot! It has nothing to do with race. Didnt we just place the first African American in the White House? That is a sign that it isnt about race anymore, its about moving forward, and until jackasses like yourself, Jay Z, Little Jersey get moving, then our country wont lead the world out of its constant bias against other races, creeds, religions, etc...The country has turned a corner, you should too...GET A Bleeping life man...honestly...Im so sick of this, and so are most men in my generation. Its a freaking football game, with crazy idiotic fans. And yes, these two idiots should pay for all the damage, but knowing Donovan from the South side of Chicago, he probably never associated this once with a Civil Right lynching or burning ceremony...

Get over yourself, this is pathetic journalism...to say the least.

 

and Bleep you

 

JL




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 3:37 pm
 

In Reply to Crazy Joe Gallo

Man you are an idiot.  That's what you took as the point of the article??  Are you sure you weren't a co-conspirator in this thing?  You're about as brilliant as the two clowns that did this.   



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