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(Tampa Bay Times)   Florida man breaks into professional soccer stadium, lives in luxury suite for two weeks, dresses himself in team clothes and eats and drinks from concession stands before being discovered   (tampabay.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Arrest, Shaving, Pinellas County, Florida, Al Lang Stadium, Resisting arrest, Criminal law, St. Petersburg, Florida, Daniel Albert Neja  
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2020-08-13 3:38:34 PM  
48 votes:

edmo: I'm kinda impressed.


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2020-08-13 1:27:37 PM  
45 votes:
I'm kinda impressed.
 
2020-08-13 3:45:51 PM  
24 votes:
If a crime is cool enough, it should not be considered a crime.
 
2020-08-13 3:43:49 PM  
19 votes:
How many events per year?  Lasting only a few hours per night/day?  With probably only half of them having VIPs that show up?  He's probably put it to better/more use in that two weeks than an entire years worth of normal operation.
 
2020-08-13 3:36:54 PM  
19 votes:
"...he also consumed $250 in drinks ..."

So three beers?
 
2020-08-13 3:38:35 PM  
13 votes:
Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?
 
2020-08-13 3:42:13 PM  
10 votes:
Good on him.
 
2020-08-13 4:28:39 PM  
7 votes:
Give the guy a pat on the back and send him on his way.
 
2020-08-13 4:09:29 PM  
7 votes:
Love how they are so speedy in arresting and adding up the damages when a homeless person farks up.

I really don't understand why he doesn't buy some more money and hire a big-shot lawyer.
 
2020-08-13 4:05:51 PM  
6 votes:
As a guy who used to work stadium security, I can tell you that the luxury boxes never got checked during non-day games. We might go by and see if the door was closed, but that'd be it. It'd be easy to camp out in one of the boxes for few days.
 
2020-08-13 3:42:52 PM  
6 votes:
 
2020-08-13 4:02:53 PM  
5 votes:

mofa: Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?


A: You didn't go with the lowest bidder.
B: Since it is your own property, you actually care.
 
2020-08-13 4:22:50 PM  
4 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: What is this "soccer" of which you speak?


It is what the vast majority of native English speakers call association football.
 
2020-08-13 4:17:13 PM  
4 votes:
My boss caught a homeless man living in his guest house a couple of years back.

Said boss is loaded beyond belief - his guest house has its own swimming pool. He showed me the pics that the police snapped as they were questioning him: the homeless guy complete with untrimmed beard, uncut hair and super duper crazy eyes relaxing by the pool in a white robe sipping Perrier.

It would have been insanely funny had I not just come back to the office after a week in the hospital after I was beaten by a crazed homeless person while walking to work.
 
2020-08-13 4:16:23 PM  
4 votes:
We have a bunch of buildings here in Calgary that have floors shut down due to lack of tenancy.

Many of my contracts have been to shut down floors as these companies turtle their operations; it may sound technical but really this means : find the switch room and yank power on everything other than the key locks and entry and egress cameras.

I've found one encampment on the top floor of an amazing building, these guys and gals tailgate and cardboard up the key locks on the fire escapes and doors so they can gain entry at night.

Electricity is still running so they were baked out of their heads and had all the smart boards in one room and were farking around on all the executive  office furniture hauled into that room.

In another universe I would have given them wifi access and showed a few of them the steam room for the gym on that floor.

/ no bull.

/Wild West in a lot of corners up here.
 
2020-08-13 4:12:29 PM  
4 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Why would someone turn a house into apartments for only a couple of months?


College town.
 
2020-08-13 3:57:11 PM  
4 votes:
This sounds like it could be an Always Sunnyepisode.
 
2020-08-13 3:53:26 PM  
4 votes:

dothemath: "...he also consumed $250 in drinks ..."

So three beers?


Three 12oz beers to be exact.
 
2020-08-13 3:50:22 PM  
4 votes:

bthom37: If a crime is cool enough, it should not be considered a crime.


Agreed. Just the other day I was asked what I thought about crime in our town. I said, "it could be better."
 
2020-08-13 3:42:26 PM  
4 votes:
I once found a homeless guy living in a physician's office a couple of doors from mine in a major metropolitan county hospital.
 
2020-08-13 4:43:34 PM  
3 votes:
I know someone who lived in a 8x10 rental storage unit for at least two months.
Said there was one employee who never left his little office.

I know another guy who slept on a nice boat at a marina all one winter while he was "homeless" in the middle of a divorce. Never got caught. No security whatever. Took showers at the workout spot at work.
 
2020-08-13 4:27:53 PM  
3 votes:
Well that's one way to solve the homeless problem. Let them stay at stadiums.
 
2020-08-13 4:10:27 PM  
3 votes:
Mr. Fuzzypaws

A friend of mine lived in a hallway closet of a large house that was turned into apartments for a couple months. A couple of the tenants knew he was there but didn't care because all he did was keep his stuff there and sleep.


Why would someone turn a house into apartments for only a couple of months?
 
2020-08-13 10:27:02 PM  
2 votes:

Nimbull: Well that's one way to solve the homeless problem. Let them stay at stadiums.


i never understood why churchs didn't take in homeless to sleep on pews at night. you wan to spread the farking love, spread it.
 
2020-08-13 5:41:20 PM  
2 votes:
The cops never charge him with the original offense - trespassing. I know that burglary and resisting have stiffer penalties, but now the stadium won't have a prior trespassing charge against him should this happen again (and you know it will).
 
2020-08-13 5:41:04 PM  
2 votes:
Neja is arrested on charges of burglary and resisting an officer without violence.

Then it's not resisting. Fark off with that bullshiat add-on charge.
 
2020-08-13 4:35:50 PM  
2 votes:

FLMountainMan: omg bbq: Love how they are so speedy in arresting and adding up the damages when a homeless person farks up.

I really don't understand why he doesn't buy some more money and hire a big-shot lawyer.

Two weeks is "speedy"?  And how much actual jail time do you think this guy is gonna serve?


Oh, and as far as "speedy" goes, it took a month for those two St Louis lawyers who clearly and obviously threatened people walking past their yard without stepping foot on their property so two weeks isnt bad, really.
 
2020-08-13 4:05:57 PM  
2 votes:

mofa: Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?


Probably because they haven't been hit before.  That's the usual reason stuff like that goes down when you'd figure they'd have cameras and systems checking stuff out.  "Well no one's ever done that we didn't think we needed that here." is something you will hear time and time and time again.

/had a friend that worked for a company that did pro system installs - museums, corporate, venue, airports etc.
//that was #1 on his list of "Shiat we hear every 10 minutes."
///#2 of course was, "That's more money that we wanted to spend, can't you do it cheaper?"
 
2020-08-13 4:03:38 PM  
2 votes:
Tropicana Field is like 10 blocks away and you chose Al Lang? I guess this guy is a minor league bum.
 
2020-08-13 4:02:27 PM  
2 votes:
Ironically, my fondest memories (as browned out as they are) of that stadium are the $1.00 beer nights for Cardinals games (their minor league affiliate).  My father went when they were a quarter and described it as "the cheapest bar in town".
 
2020-08-13 3:58:44 PM  
2 votes:
Same thing happened to Chuck Mangione.
 
2020-08-13 3:53:44 PM  
2 votes:

mofa: Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?


Because the neighborhood the stadium is in isn't populated by crackheads?
 
2020-08-13 3:44:07 PM  
2 votes:
*golf clap*
 
2020-08-13 11:00:41 PM  
1 vote:

Harry Freakstorm: SansNeural: Harry Freakstorm: We thought there was a bum like living in the office building.  Smelly guy wearing old flip flops.  Turned out he was a UNIX programmer

You kicked him out anyway, right?

We tried to RM him but until we reboot the building he's technically still there


COBOL programmers are kinda like bedbugs...
 
2020-08-13 7:19:36 PM  
1 vote:

mofa: Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?


Typically there's nothing there of real value; the value of the stuff in there is mostly a construct

Doubt me? The security sucked.
 
2020-08-13 6:54:09 PM  
1 vote:

bthom37: If a crime is cool enough, it should not be considered a crime.


That's the theory behind trial by jury.
 
2020-08-13 6:42:49 PM  
1 vote:
Well, ain't that a kick in the grass!

/still their motto?
//1980 was my last rowdies game
 
2020-08-13 6:30:38 PM  
1 vote:
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What's his GoFundMe?
 
2020-08-13 5:15:45 PM  
1 vote:

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: mofa: Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?

Probably because they haven't been hit before.  That's the usual reason stuff like that goes down when you'd figure they'd have cameras and systems checking stuff out.  "Well no one's ever done that we didn't think we needed that here." is something you will hear time and time and time again.

/had a friend that worked for a company that did pro system installs - museums, corporate, venue, airports etc.
//that was #1 on his list of "Shiat we hear every 10 minutes."
///#2 of course was, "That's more money that we wanted to spend, can't you do it cheaper?"


Looks like there were cameras, they just weren't monitored by, well, anybody ever (they tracked his trips to the team store and to the drink stand by reviewing the footage).  It also looks like the place had been empty for months due to Covid.
 
2020-08-13 5:02:31 PM  
1 vote:
Respect. I mean that sincerely.
 
2020-08-13 4:34:48 PM  
1 vote:
We thought there was a bum like living in the office building.  Smelly guy wearing old flip flops.  Turned out he was a UNIX programmer
 
2020-08-13 4:32:57 PM  
1 vote:
resisting an officer without violence

Did he flop to the ground while holding his knee and fake cry?

/soccer and all
 
2020-08-13 4:31:05 PM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: omg bbq: Love how they are so speedy in arresting and adding up the damages when a homeless person farks up.

I really don't understand why he doesn't buy some more money and hire a big-shot lawyer.

Two weeks is "speedy"?  And how much actual jail time do you think this guy is gonna serve?


He was charged with a 2nd felony that has a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
 
2020-08-13 4:27:25 PM  
1 vote:

dothemath: Inaditch: I came to make this EXACT joke, even with the three beers.

Sometimes its not about originality, just raw speed.


Tell that to my ex wife.
 
2020-08-13 4:25:13 PM  
1 vote:
It's good work if you can get it.
 
2020-08-13 4:22:52 PM  
1 vote:
Are there amateur soccer stadiums? I know there are plenty of soccer fields for amateurs.
 
2020-08-13 4:16:44 PM  
1 vote:

mofa: Why is the security system in my 1080 square foot home more comprehensive than that of a professional sports stadium?


You have fewer blind spots for your cameras?
 
2020-08-13 4:13:37 PM  
1 vote:

Inaditch: I came to make this EXACT joke, even with the three beers.


Sometimes its not about originality, just raw speed.
 
2020-08-13 4:04:52 PM  
1 vote:
A friend of mine lived in a hallway closet of a large house that was turned into apartments for a couple months. A couple of the tenants knew he was there but didn't care because all he did was keep his stuff there and sleep.
 
2020-08-13 4:04:24 PM  
1 vote:

dothemath: "...he also consumed $250 in drinks ..."

So three beers?


"The value of the clothing he took was $1,043 and he also consumed $250 in drinks, arrest reports state."

And the jersey he was wearing when they caught him.
 
2020-08-13 3:58:30 PM  
1 vote:
What is this "soccer" of which you speak?
 
2020-08-13 3:39:09 PM  
1 vote:
 
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