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.

Latest Headlines

7 hours ago in Local

Waldoboro Man Charged with Kidnapping and Assault

JAIL

A Waldoboro Man who was charged with kidnapping and assault could be released on bail.

20 hours ago in Local

Joe Baldacci Drops Out of Race for Maine’s 2nd District

MAINE HOUSE

Democrat Joe Baldacci is dropping out of the Democratic primary race for Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

21 hours ago in Local

Police are Looking for Man Who Fled After High-Speed Chase

black1

Police are looking for a man who fled on foot after his car crashed in Manchester after a high-speed police chase.

22 hours ago in Local

More Than 84,000 Mainers Sign Up for Health Coverage

GENERIC HEALTHCARE LARGE

The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.

22 hours ago in Local

Maine Property Owners Could Foot Bill for School Funding Gap

GENERIC SCHOOL

Property owners in Maine could end up footing the bill for an estimated $20 million gap in school funding next year.

Tweets

  • 1h
  • 2h
  • 2h
  • 3h
  • 7h
  • 7h
  • 20h