NOPD steps up patrols as crime rate rockets out of control in the SuperDome

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superdome_580According to the NOPD, crime is at an all time high in the SuperDome this year and is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, it appears to be getting worse as the season goes on.

It all began on Sept 8th, when Matt Ryan of Atlanta reported a robbery. Authorities would identify Roman Harper as the man Ryan said stole an intended pass in the visiting endzone area of the Dome. Ryan said the theft by Harper cost his team a win.

The crime spree would continue on Sept 22nd, when visitors from Arizona reported a brutal mugging. The following week a similar mugging would occur, this time to visitors from Miami. The perpetrator in both incidents was identified as Drew Brees. In both incidents the victims reported Brees was ruthless and they had no chance to defend themselves.

Things would appear to calm down for a few weeks before another incident occurred on Oct 27th, this time visitors from Buffalo would be badly roughed up. Again, Brees was named a suspect.

On Nov 10th, one of the more harrowing incidents of the season occurred when Tony Romo and Jerry Jones from Dallas would suffer a hellacious beating. Witnesses described a long haired thug as the perpetrator, and authorities would later identify him as Rob Ryan, formerly of Dallas. Romo reported he was robbed of his pride and heart during the assault. Jones claims the beating stemmed from his firing of Ryan last year. Authorities would later confirm the motive for the beating.

The following week, during an attempted assault, visitors from San Francisco would manage to fight back. They were able to hold off the perpetrators for a time but eventually succumbed, and still suffer from lingering injuries sustained during the melee.

Following several weeks of calm, a man from North Carolina, Cam Newton, was brutally stomped and humiliated in the Dome this weekend. Newton, who foolishly thought he could handle the danger, attempted to bring a slingshot to a gunfight, and was quickly overpowered.

With the SuperDome slowly becoming one of the most dangerous places to be, there are many that are praying they don’t have to visit come January.