When a regular city wins a championship, they celebrate. When Philadelphia wins one, they burn the city down. Philly Riots chronicles a city finally pushed over the edge.
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Just when you think Philadelphians can't be any more whacked out about their sports teams, just when you start to believe that maybe this whole Philly World Series thing will be kind of calm, well, some guy decided to go and rob a bank in order to purchase Phillies merchandise.
But one fan may have taken his devotion a bit too far when police say he robbed a bank and later allegedly funded a shopping spree for Phillies gear with the stolen cash.
About 10 a.m. yesterday, a man, who police did not identify, entered a PNC Bank on Welsh Road near Roosevelt Boulevard and slipped the teller a demand note.
[...]About 20 minutes later, cops found the suspect, who police have not identified, a few miles away coming out of the Modell's Sporting Goods store at the Roosevelt Mall, Cottman and Bustleton avenues.
Nothing says "staying classy" like hijacking a bank in order to hop on a bandwagon. No, seriously, there's nothing cool about breaking the law just to pretend your a Phillies fan because they're winning the World Series.
Also, what makes a guy think that this is somehow going to improve his life in any fashion? And, alternately, if you're going to rob a bank, don't you immediately get as far away from said bank as possible and then use the cash to purchase a ticket to the game? Classy and smart.
Man Robs Bank in Order to Pay for
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