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Man arrested after allegedly accusing Blackhawks of “stealing his ideas”

Apr 19, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

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An Illinois man has been arrested for sending threatening emails to the Blackhawks and the Cubs accusing them of “stealing his ideas,” reports the Chicago Tribune.

Emanuel Kuvakos, 56, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with three counts of misdemeanor harassment by electronic means, police said.

Kuvakos sent “a number’’ of emails to Blackhawks CEO John McDonough and to Jim Hendry, the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, that accused them of “stealing his ideas to win championships,’’ according to a police report.

On Saturday, he sent them another email stating that he would keep the Blackhawks from winning the Stanley Cup, police said.

While being interviewed by authorities, he claimed he also sent a message to Rocky Wirtz, the Blackhawks owner, saying that if he ever saw Wirtz, he would beat him, according to the police report.

It’s not clear which ideas Kuvakos allegedly says were stolen, but we assume they didn’t include signing Cristobal Huet.

We’re also not sure why he’d accuse the Cubs of stealing his ideas. The Cubs suck.

  1. balewsquare - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    I’ve been telling the Hawks to win the Cup for years!! Damn them!!

  2. pavelfitzgerald - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Love the last line !

    • balewsquare - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

      THAT’S why the Cubs are so bad! Oh I see why they arrested him.

  3. comeonnowguys - Apr 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    His instructions to Hendry was “Resign and have your boss hire Theo Epstein.”

  4. govtminion - Apr 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Maybe the Cubs DID steal his ideas… maybe he’s the REASON the Cubs suck.

    Chicago, you’ve been blaming the wrong people! THIS wackjob is the reason Cubs baseball is terrible!

    • esracerx46 - Apr 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      Since when is a goat a person?

      • govtminion - Apr 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

        Ohhh, yeah, the goat thing. I forgot about that.

        I meant Bartman… who, granted, also was never proved a ‘person’ in Chicago. 😉

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        He’s the one who told Hendry to have the curse exorcised.

  5. bagjr387 - Apr 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Emanuel Kuvakos, put your straight jacket back on…..time to go back home and color

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