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New contender for “dumbest Stanley Cup rioter” emerges

Dec 19, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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This morning, the Vancouver Police Department recommended 52 more charges stemming from the June 15 Stanley Cup riot. That brings the total number of charges recommended to 215 — against 80 individuals — with 69 of them having already been approved by Crown Council.

Yet one charge in particular stands out from the rest.

An unidentified 24-year-old male from Blaine, Wash. is facing charges of participating in a riot, mischief and break and enter after police say he looted a number of items from a store.

The kicker? This future MENSA member was wearing a hockey jersey…with his name on it.

“Like many others, the accused broke into the store and stole a number of items,” said the VPD. “Unlike many others that night, [he] allegedly had his surname emblazoned across his back on a hockey jersey.”

Look, you have to be a special kind of stupid to earn “Dumbest Stanley Cup Rioter” honors. There’s some pretty stiff competition, including standing on a Port-a-Potty guy and punched a firefighter guy. But if these charges stick, IDing himself by wearing his own hockey jersey guy is going to top ‘em all.

  1. govtminion - Dec 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    *headdesk*

    And before anyone chimes in with a comment like “everyone in Vancouver is like that”… there’s a few of these in every fanbase. I’m just glad this one gets the national-news treatment today. :D

    • hibackhand - Dec 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM

      The guy is from Blaine.

  2. haterzgonahate - Dec 19, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    do you guys have some sort of agenda that requires you to continue stories on the Stanley cup riot?

    i’d rather read about how Crosby is feeling today

  3. Jeff - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Must be a slow news day bring up a story that was relevant six months ago.

    • bigtganks - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      Let’s rehash the pump my tires incident too! Has that been discussed yet?

      • cmutimmah - Dec 20, 2011 at 9:21 AM

        This is only a story because it’s a NEW arrest. And if this was in Detroit, this would be covered like Tebow on PFT…

      • polegojim - Dec 20, 2011 at 9:24 AM

        You’re absolutely right, Detroit is WAY more relevant.

  4. davebabychreturns - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Hey, if we have to suffer through months of (mostly gratuitous) coverage of the riots, at least let us get the coverage of all the criminal charges as well.

    It would have been a hell of a lot nicer if the riot had never happened but at least the furor over a complete lack of response from the police and the crown has been alleviated.

  5. loinstache - Dec 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Jesus Christ grow up, you guys are whining about the occasional coverage of a largely relevant hockey incident that happened not that long ago. It’s a friggen entertainment blog, and the story is right in the title. Don’t click it! Don’t bitch about free content!

  6. BurkieInBoston - Dec 19, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    The number on jersey was #14 and the name said, “BURROWS” … allegedly.

  7. Elite Leadership Training - Leadership Out Front!!! - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    The city council & police commissioner should have been dismissed for allowing this to happen. This was not the first time & they failed to plan or prepare. Failure in leadership. Ever wonder why there’s never a riot in NYC after a championship game? Because there’s 30 police officers on every block with billy clubs! It’s called a “command presence.”

  8. t16rich - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Unless it’s about the riots, Lu playing bad or some idiots opinion on Burrows and the Sedins, you will not see this website cover the Canucks. Notice how they didn’t mention the Luongo shutout over the top team last night? Millbury runs this website.

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