News

Browns fan accused of relieving himself on Art Modell’s grave

Browns fan accused of relieving himself on Art Modell’s grave

ART MODELL: Baltimore Ravens fans display a sign honoring former Ravens owner Art Modell before an NFL football game between the Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Modell died Sept. 6, 2012. Photo: Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police say charges have been filed against a Cleveland Browns fan who is accused of urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell and posting a video of it on YouTube.

Modell died in 2012 at age 87 and is buried at a Pikesville, Maryland, cemetery. He spent 43 years as an NFL owner, overseeing the Browns from 1961 until he moved the team to Baltimore in 1996 to become the Ravens. The move left many Browns fans bitter.

Baltimore County Police said Tuesday that 61-year-old Paul S. Serbu of Franklin, Ohio, has been charged with disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor. A police news release describes him as a Browns fan.

Serbu could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine.

A phone number for Serbu could not be found.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

Fresh
policetape2

A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

in Local

Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

durbin

The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

in Local

Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

lincoln

As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

in Local

Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

KATRELL MORRIS

Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

in Local

Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

winter travel

The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.