Eagles fan caught after stealing Super Bowl stadium seat, pays for repairs

Philadelphia Eagles fans who dropped thousands of dollars to attend Super Bowl LII probably took home a souvenir or two.

Some probably bought a T-shirt, or a program. And one of them uprooted his U.S. Bank Stadium seat and tried to fly home with it.

One Eagles fan got a little too crazy (and that’s saying something for an Eagles fan) after his team beat the New England Patriots. The fan was so fired up he apparently pulled up his seat — no tools were used, the stadium authority said — and took it home. That’s some serious adrenaline at work.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Eagles fans wave a flag outside City Hall before festivities begin on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl LII championship with a victory parade. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles cheer ahead of the team's Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson holds the Lombardi trophy during Super Bowl LII champions parade. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans celebrate during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles players during the team's Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Quarterback Nick Foles, left, of the Philadelphia Eagles takes pictures during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade from the top of an apartment building on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans celebrate with the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFL Super Bowl victory parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fletcher Cox #91, Brandon Graham #55, and Vinny Curry #75 celebrate during the Super Bowl LII parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans crowd the streets to watch a Super Bowl victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles players ride busses during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Punter Donnie Jones of the Philadelphia Eagles holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles fans stand on the window ledges of the Ritz Carlton Hotel during the team's Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Beau Allen, right, of the Philadelphia Eagles during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Philadelphia Eagles players ride busses during their Super Bowl Victory Parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans watch the jumbotron during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans bundled against the cold await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans celebrate during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl ceremony on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans bundled against the cold await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 08: Fans bundled against the cold await the start of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Championship parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Philadelphia Eagles approach city hall on the Super Bowl LII parade route in Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans line the Super Bowl LII championship parade route outside City Hall. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (L) and quarterback Nate Sudfeld (M) and quarterback Carson Wentz (R) ride atop a bus on the Super Bowl LII parade route in Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A Philadelphia police officer carries a Philadelphia Eagles flag along the Super Bowl LII Championship parade route on broad street. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans line the Super Bowl LII Championship parade route outside City Hall. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Thanks to a viral Facebook video and a social media picture of the man with the stadium seat strapped to his carry-on baggage at the airport — yes, this all really happened — they were able to find the man, who apologized and paid for the damages according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It ended up costing about $125 to replace the seat.

“The fan was exuberant and excited and he pulled the chair out,” Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority spokeswoman Jennifer Hathaway told the Star-Tribune. “This is someone forcibly removing an item that isn’t supposed to be removed.”

Apparently nobody thought to grease up the seats with Crisco in case the Eagles won.

The stadium manager told the Star-Tribune no further action will be taken against the fan.

 

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Frank Schwabis a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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