One fan proves his Eagles fandom is truly deep-seated.
The Philadelphia Eagles' 41-33 win over the New England Patriots last Sunday, was a moment that Eagles fans naturally wanted to hold onto. For one man attending the Super Bowl, this meant taking a piece of the stadium home with him—his chair.
Miraculously, not only was the man able to remove the seat (presumably with some force) and make it out of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis without being caught, but he also got the chair through airport security as a carry-on item, strapping the seat to his luggage—talk about flying by the seat of your pants.
However, a video of the man was shot at the airport and used to track him down. He has agreed to pay $125 to replace the stolen property, and gets to keep the chair.
Seth Kaplan, Executive Producer at Fox 9, Minneapolis-St. Paul, reports:
Guy at airport sends us a tip that the man who stole one of the seats at USBS is sitting next to him at the gate. He got this through TSA and threw it over his luggage. No one does a thing, I guess That's an allowable carry-on item now?! pic.twitter.com/F68IeNsyGS— Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) February 7, 2018
Here's the video:
Fans also took photos of the empty space in the stadium where the seat was:
A lot of Twitterers thought he made out like a bandit:
The guy who stole the chair out of us bank stadium is being charged $125. I feel like that guy got a good deal.— Geoffrey (@g_off_rey) February 8, 2018
Impulsive fan or smart investor?
To the guy who took the chair, frame the bill and the chair and never pay 😉 We’ll see you on Pawn Stars soon!— A Trivette (@andrewtrivette) February 8, 2018
Some thought the cost of the Super Bowl ticket justified the theft (sort of):
Well when you’re paying an average of $5K per ticket I kinda think you deserve the chair— Daniel Murray (@DanMurray11388) February 9, 2018
Others saw it as a strictly criminal act:
That's darned reasonable of him considering that $125 crosses the boundary from petty larceny to grand larceny, not to mention, vandalism (oops, I mentioned it). ;-)— Be Seeing You (@be_seeing_you) February 9, 2018
Remember that "fan" is short for "fanatic"...
And others just thought it was awesome:
This is one of ballsiest things I have ever seen!— D'Enise Arabella Daenerys Stormborne (@NVGhost005) February 6, 2018
What make this even crazier is no one stopped him when he evidently ripped it out and literally walked out with the seat in his hand.
So now what will he do with the chair? Sell it on eBay? Wrap it in plastic and store it in a vault somewhere? Mount it over his fireplace next to a deer's head? Or sit on it while he tells his grandchildren the story of Super Bowl LII and how the Eagles weren't the only one's that walked away with a win that day.