August 29, 2006
Could Be Worse, He Coulda Picked a Cowboy

Ron gets a no-prize dressed in a fake black-and-gold uniform for bringing us an example of how clever some people can be when they find out how stupid other people can be:

A man charged with impersonating Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to get dates was accused of stealing $3,200 from a different woman by telling her he was another player on the team, tight end Jerame Tuman.

Brian Jackson was charged with theft by deception for borrowing the money and not repaying it. The woman lent the money to the 32-year-old Jackson because she believed he was Tuman, District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said.

The next step for creeps like this is to start threatening to kill themselves if they don't get what they want. Ellen had a guy try to manipulate her like this a very long time ago. Her reaction was, if you've hung around here all that long, not surprising.

Posted by scott at August 29, 2006 09:03 AM

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No one impersonates Cowboys. It carries the death sentence in Texas. And it gets worse if you impersonate one of those in the Ring of Honor or HOF.

Even suggesting it might be a misdemeanor...

Posted by: ron on August 29, 2006 09:50 AM

Did Ellen help the freak kill himself with poison, or with a weapon?

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on August 29, 2006 10:20 AM

That was the thing... when she offered to help, and described in clinical detail exactly how she would do so, he hung up and never called back. :)

Posted by: scott on August 29, 2006 10:24 AM
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