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Three men arrested for trying to break into Heinz Field

Last week, a pair of bullets damaged the exterior of Lambeau Field.  This week, a pair of men got on the inside of another NFL stadium.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a trio of twentysomethings were arrested after two of them scaled a gate at Heinz Field via the construction of a “human ladder.”

Two men, Shazad Hosi Mehta, 28, and Noshir Medhora, 27, were detained at gunpoint after getting into the facility.  Adil A. Minocherhomjee, 22, did not enter Heinz Field.  The men were charged with criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit criminal trespass.

They claimed they were looking for a wallet they had left at a game.  In December.

The story’s not credible,” Sgt. Patrick Knepp told the Post-Gazette.

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63 Responses to “Three men arrested for trying to break into Heinz Field”
  1. Ben Roetlisbunger says: May 24, 2010 8:48 AM

    It would be fun as hell to run around the empty stadium. I’d leave an upper-decker in Art Rooney’s private bathroom.

  2. Ken West says: May 24, 2010 8:49 AM

    Big Ben would just walk up to the gate and say “you know you want it” then slide right in.

  3. BleedGreen says: May 24, 2010 8:49 AM

    I know its profiling and stereotyping and all that, but with names like they have, is it out of line to assume they were scouting for some kind of attack during the season?

  4. BleedGreen says: May 24, 2010 8:50 AM

    Actually, after reading them again a few times, they sound like Indian names, not Arab names.

  5. Bender says: May 24, 2010 8:52 AM

    I hate to get all racial but…
    Shazad Hosi Mehta
    Noshir Medhora
    Adil A. Minocherhomjee
    Not very common names in Pittsburgh…

  6. peskys_pole says: May 24, 2010 8:57 AM

    Not to jump to conclusions, but with names like that, I doubt they carry wallets, let alone identification.

  7. Lex Luger says: May 24, 2010 8:59 AM

    TERRORISTS!
    Better bring in the secret police.

  8. shinsnake says: May 24, 2010 9:01 AM

    Bengals fans I know have long dreamt of breaking into Paul Brown Stadium and leaving a deuce on Mike Brown’s desk. Never had the inkling myself, but hey, to each his own.

  9. DrakeDB says: May 24, 2010 9:01 AM

    It’s the Three Islamos just havin’ some fun. Nothing to see here, just move along please.

  10. jbuzz31 says: May 24, 2010 9:09 AM

    I hafta agree with some of the above posters, with names like that in todays day and age in the US, breaking into a large public venue like that is a BIG red flag. Sounds extra fishy too me.

  11. Bdrunk says: May 24, 2010 9:10 AM

    Ken West says:
    May 24, 2010 8:49 AM
    “Big Ben would just walk up to the gate and say “you know you want it” then slide right in.”
    ————————-
    Winner! /thread

  12. PauliThePatriot says: May 24, 2010 9:13 AM

    Bleedgreen: you say Indian names so they could also be Pakistani names. And if that is the case your first thoughts could be right on . They should hand them over to the Feds and let them get some info out of them.

  13. BostonTym says: May 24, 2010 9:17 AM

    Maybe they aren’t terrorists. Maybe they’re just looking for date-rape drugs.
    Cheers, BostonTym

  14. LBPACKFAN says: May 24, 2010 9:21 AM

    Upper Decker? Oh man, you’re never invited over to my place. LOL

  15. js136202 says: May 24, 2010 9:28 AM

    Wow, 3 responses already saying that they must be terrorists. Holy cow, Pittsburgh truly is an enlightened city filled with diversity.
    If there is someone there without an ugly mustache, a beer belly that prevents viewing one’s penis, that doesn’t stink of ICB or Yuengleing, they must be terrorists.

  16. The Real Shuxion says: May 24, 2010 9:30 AM

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a trio of twentysomethings were arrested after two of them scaled a gate at Heinz Field via the construction of a “human ladder.”
    ——————————————————
    At least they didn’t try to make themselves a human centipede.
    Seriously, that movie looks so freakin stupid.
    Cause you know, we all wondered if it were possible to sew people together to make a centipede.

  17. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 24, 2010 9:31 AM

    sooooo they were looking for a wallet they lost in December?
    rrrriiiiggghhhtttt

  18. The Real Shuxion says: May 24, 2010 9:33 AM

    # BleedGreen says: May 24, 2010 8:49 AM
    I know its profiling and stereotyping and all that, but with names like they have, is it out of line to assume they were scouting for some kind of attack during the season?
    ——————————————————
    It shouldn’t be. But unfortunately in liberal America it is.
    Citizen safety is now less important than how the rest of the world looks at us.

  19. Florio-is-a-tool says: May 24, 2010 9:34 AM

    The most effective thing any terrorist could do is to leave that stadium alone…

  20. Mean D says: May 24, 2010 9:35 AM

    Bender, you’re gonna have liberals like Florio pissing their pants with comments like that.

  21. FAS says: May 24, 2010 9:36 AM

    Maybe they were there to verify the work address of a sex offender recently added to the registry.

  22. hitdog042 says: May 24, 2010 9:39 AM

    Yeah, they need to be detained for serious questioning. If they weren’t drunk and the wallet is their excuse,something is amiss.

  23. beer_beer_beer_beer says: May 24, 2010 9:40 AM

    Adil A. Minocherhomjee
    =
    hey Dilla, me not your homey

  24. JimmySmith says: May 24, 2010 9:40 AM

    Just don’t ask Attn. General Holder if Islamic Radicalism had anything to do with it.
    Let them serve their jail time in a cell with Barney Frank.

  25. Holeinone09 says: May 24, 2010 9:41 AM

    Ken West gets the award for dumbest (and most boring) post of the day. I wonder how long he spent thinking about what to post on this subject? What a moron. Get over it dude.
    As to the break-in, I don’t think the 3 stooges had good intentions, and am glad they were caught. They were from CA and TX and are too old to be in college. I assume they had no weopons on them or they wouldn’t have been released. But they could have been trying to check the place out for something later on. Breaking into the stadium is not something you should do just to have some fun, certainly not in these uncertain times. I say, throw them in jail.

  26. vanhelsing says: May 24, 2010 9:41 AM

    no news here, kepp moving, they’re just democrats…

  27. ErikInHell says: May 24, 2010 9:43 AM

    They must be fans of the Islamabad Jihadis, the arch rivals of the squeelers. They’re probably just upset about us infidels using pigskins instead of a dead goat to play a sport.

  28. NoKoolaidCowboy says: May 24, 2010 9:53 AM

    They committed the crime of trepass. While in custody check them out because their story sure doesn’t!

  29. megatron81 says: May 24, 2010 9:55 AM

    They’re definitely planning an attack. Call in Jack Bauer for interogation, he’ll get some answers.

  30. flake13 says: May 24, 2010 9:55 AM

    Better check with admissions at Carnegie-Mellon University. If they’re not students…they’re terrorists. They’re sure-as-hell not Yinzers with those names.

  31. shinsnake says: May 24, 2010 9:59 AM

    beer_beer_beer_beer says:
    May 24, 2010 9:40 AM
    Adil A. Minocherhomjee
    =
    hey Dilla, me not your homey
    ===================================
    Thread reopened, new winner crowned. /thread.

  32. blackglass says: May 24, 2010 10:00 AM

    Hmmmmm, I left a penny inside Gillette back in October. I am going to try to find it tonight!

  33. The Hoff says: May 24, 2010 10:06 AM

    Time to bring back water boarding

  34. FumbleNuts says: May 24, 2010 10:20 AM

    Turn them over to Homeland Security……. lost a wallet?
    BULLSHIT!

  35. realitypolice says: May 24, 2010 10:43 AM

    FAS says:
    May 24, 2010 9:36 AM
    Maybe they were there to verify the work address of a sex offender recently added to the registry.
    =========================
    Did this go over the heads of the Stiller fans? That wouldn’t be too surprising. I would have thought this would have led to an avalanche of “he wasn’t charged so he won’t be on the registry” responses.
    Maybe they just got tired of defending that dirt sandwich.

  36. funi says: May 24, 2010 10:48 AM

    Can you say terrorist! If this happened at New York it would be on CNN and Fox news!

  37. Tomthebombtracy says: May 24, 2010 10:58 AM

    They were doing a site advance for “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE II,” about Santonio Holmes return to Heinz Field as a New Jork Jet.

  38. Jack Burton says: May 24, 2010 10:58 AM

    Santonio put them up to it, right?

  39. Bdrunk says: May 24, 2010 11:13 AM

    realitypolice says:
    May 24, 2010 10:43 AM
    FAS says:
    May 24, 2010 9:36 AM
    Maybe they were there to verify the work address of a sex offender recently added to the registry.
    =========================
    Did this go over the heads of the Stiller fans? That wouldn’t be too surprising. I would have thought this would have led to an avalanche of “he wasn’t charged so he won’t be on the registry” responses.
    Maybe they just got tired of defending that dirt sandwich.
    —————————
    The classic wind-ups don’t appear to be working. Tbf, the original comment was pretty awful, almost Badthings level.

  40. Maddog says: May 24, 2010 11:17 AM

    js136202 says:
    May 24, 2010 9:28 AM
    Wow, 3 responses already saying that they must be terrorists. Holy cow, Pittsburgh truly is an enlightened city filled with diversity.
    If there is someone there without an ugly mustache, a beer belly that prevents viewing one’s penis, that doesn’t stink of ICB or Yuengleing, they must be terrorists.
    —————————————-
    Ironic how you post your smart-assed “Pittsburgh truly is an englightened city filled with diversity.” comment and follow it up with a paragaph stereotyping residents of Pittsburgh.
    Must give you a tremendous feeling of satisfaction to be so “enlightened”.

  41. Tony Snow says: May 24, 2010 11:45 AM

    I would definitely be concerned. World Environment Day is coming up in June and being held in Pittsburgh.
    And oh, the tasteless Ben jokes did not go over our heads, …it just been established that many of these posters have character flaws and no nothing about football. That would be like arguing with a retard in an insane asylum.

  42. Deb says: May 24, 2010 11:45 AM

    My liberal perspective: Racial profiling is harassing people who haven’t done anything simply because of their race. Security patting down ticketed fans going into a stadium because they look Arab is racial profiling. Doing a double-take at three possibly Middle Eastern or Pakistani guys caught breaking into a venue that holds thousands of people IS NOT racial profiling.
    The guy lost his wallet in December. So he’s been without ID and credit cards for six months but suddenly had to have them in the middle of the night? About two weeks after an American citizen of Pakistani origin tried to detonate a bomb in New York? It’s either sinister or mind-bogglingly stupid.
    I’m sure the appropriate authorities are running all sorts of checks on these guys. They may be just run-of-the-mill screwups. But it’s not racist to scrutinize them. They’re adults and THEY CHOSE to put themselves on the grid by breaking into a football stadium.

  43. jerseykingpin says: May 24, 2010 11:46 AM

    BleedGreen says:
    May 24, 2010 8:49 AM
    I know its profiling and stereotyping and all that, but with names like they have, is it out of line to assume they were scouting for some kind of attack during the season?
    ——————–
    that sounds about right call the feds in

  44. jerseykingpin says: May 24, 2010 11:51 AM

    FAS says:
    May 24, 2010 9:36 AM
    Maybe they were there to verify the work address of a sex offender recently added to the registry.
    —————————-
    Why do you work there if not I guess they had the wrong place then

  45. HandsofSweed says: May 24, 2010 11:52 AM

    @reality police:
    The reason no one is arguing with you is simply that the states of Georgia and Nevada have the authority (not private citizens like you or me) and have already decided that no charges should be filed against Ben. No arguments are necessary. The law has spoken with resounding clarity and finality.
    But the “dirt sammich” remark made me laugh, though!!

  46. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 24, 2010 12:26 PM

    You know the terrorists are getting desperate when they’ve resorted to scouting out Heinz field as a possible attack site.
    What’s next? Newark? Idaho City? Pretty soon they’ll be taking pot shots at cows with a potato gun.
    Oh, and Ben absolutely raped that girl.

  47. sguy2130 says: May 24, 2010 12:29 PM

    These guys are really smart. They obviously want to tryout for the Steelers this offseason. Who can blame then if anyone has followed the news lately.
    1) Get noticed by Steelers – check
    2) Get a criminal record – check
    3) Take Steroids and/or HGH
    4) Sign with Pittsburg – t.b.d.
    1 & 2 were accomplished in 1 action. Well done!

  48. js136202 says: May 24, 2010 12:33 PM

    Maddog
    Stereotyping is saying that because 3 individuals were in Ketchup Field at night as being likely terrorists because their names weren’t Joe Smith, Billy Jones, and Jeff Barnes, they must be terrorists.
    “Stereotyping” people from pittsburgh is very different. I don’t know any terrorists personally, unfortunately the same cannot be said for pittsburghers. I’ve encountered hundreds of them, seen their behaviors, their personalities, their actions, and formulated conclusions based on experience.
    It is a lot like watching “Animal Planet.” They travel in small packs, so they can be verbally abusive and try to pick fights with smaller, weaker packs. They spit on people, they vomit in public, and they are usually accompanied with at least 1 woman, who looks mutant-like.
    The only way to get them to disappear is to wait for a sub-.500 season, at which time they go deep into hiding.

  49. jetboy says: May 24, 2010 12:52 PM

    Should of neck shot the 2 inside let them bleed out in front of the 3 rd turd who couldn’t get of the fence , then break out the waterboard, I’m just sayin you know not to be a racist, but I am a white American Male, and O wait I’m a minority now I can say whatever I want.

  50. salty says: May 24, 2010 12:54 PM

    Cheerleaders were practicing… They were hoping to get in and sexually harass a few… Hey, just taking after their role model…

  51. Burning River says: May 24, 2010 12:59 PM

    Probably just returning a lacey thong, borrowed from Hines Ward…

  52. Bigbluefan says: May 24, 2010 1:11 PM

    We can all pretend not to be racist but after a guy tried to blow his johnson off in a plane and another tried to blowup time Sq
    You have to stop and think what were these 3 thinking about ?
    Ben already blew up the season but when three men of questionable race get busted in a gathering place where 80,000 people go you have to stop and think
    And stop and get out the water board

  53. Maddog says: May 24, 2010 1:17 PM

    js136202 says:
    May 24, 2010 12:33 PM
    Maddog
    Stereotyping is saying that because 3 individuals were in Ketchup Field at night as being likely terrorists because their names weren’t Joe Smith, Billy Jones, and Jeff Barnes, they must be terrorists.
    “Stereotyping” people from pittsburgh is very different. I don’t know any terrorists personally, unfortunately the same cannot be said for pittsburghers. I’ve encountered hundreds of them, seen their behaviors, their personalities, their actions, and formulated conclusions based on experience.
    ——————————————
    There you go. You actually have met some people from Pittsburgh. You’ve probably met some of those doggone black folk too that cause all that trouble. You can sterotype them though cause you’ve met some of them. You’re classy.

  54. DrakeDB says: May 24, 2010 1:31 PM

    js136202, you gotta have your head up your ass if you don’t think that three out-of-state Islamos of jihadi age deserve a little extra scrutiny for breaking into an empty stadium where crowds of 70,000 people congregate a handful of times a year. That’s not racial profiling, that’s connecting the dots.
    It could very well have been a probing mission to a) test how vigilant after-hours and off-season security is and b) to locate a spot within the stadium where a bomb could be hidden, if indeed they were able to get in undetected.

  55. Deb says: May 24, 2010 1:45 PM

    @realitypolice …
    No, sweetie, you’re not over our heads. I doubt you could find your way over the head of a grade-schooler. You little boys of PFT just haven’t figured out the game is over, so you’re still running around the playground yelling “Yo Mama!!” and trying to figure out why no one’s yelling back.

  56. realitypolice says: May 24, 2010 2:30 PM

    Deb says:
    May 24, 2010 1:45 PM
    @realitypolice …
    No, sweetie, you’re not over our heads. I doubt you could find your way over the head of a grade-schooler. You little boys of PFT just haven’t figured out the game is over, so you’re still running around the playground yelling “Yo Mama!!” and trying to figure out why no one’s yelling back.
    ===================
    That’s actually a pretty good response. I’m familiar with your work, Deb, nice to see you thinking for a change.
    Of course, your position on the matter is to be expected from someone who wishes it had been her in the bathroom with Big Ben that night.

  57. Deb says: May 24, 2010 2:49 PM

    @realitypolice …
    Uh-huh. Guess that was the followup: “Yo Daddy, too!!”
    Have fun on the playground, sweetie ;) The grownups have to go back to work now.

  58. BostonTym says: May 24, 2010 3:36 PM

    “That would be like arguing with a retard in an insane asylum.”
    Don’t be shy. I’m up for it. It’s lonely in here and I love company. Visiting hours are 2 pm -4 pm on Sundays.
    Just beware -winning an argument against a retard with home-field advantage isn’t as easy as you think.
    Cheers, BostonTim

  59. tom coughlin's coat holder says: May 24, 2010 7:05 PM

    and where was bill belichek when this was happening?

  60. tdowdy11 says: May 24, 2010 7:16 PM

    When I first saw that 3 people broke into the stadium, I immediately thought that Big Ben, Plexiglass and Santonio were having a party.

  61. Benaholic says: May 25, 2010 10:56 AM

    “They claimed they were looking for a wallet they had left at a game. In December.”
    This is false. The three men attended a wedding at Heinz Field just a few hours earlier, the night prior to the incident. No one ever claimed that they lost a wallet during a game in December.
    Also, jumping to conclusions about the men’s nationality(ies)/religion(s) based on what little you know of other cultures is a step in the wrong direction. Then, further assuming that because they might be Muslim that they are likely to be terrorists is a damning leap.
    I have nothing against Pittsburghers, but some of the comments on here are highly offensive. The phrase “Islamos of jihadi age” has no place in a respectable public forum. By committing oneself to such hatred and ignorant claims against people with foreign-sounding names, I feel that you’re letting the actual extremists/terrorists win. You’re becoming exactly what their propaganda claims Americans to be.
    (And I’m specifically arguing against the extremist/terrorist claims. I am by no means condoning trespassing onto the private grounds of a major public venue. That was nothing more than a boneheaded move by three drunken wedding-goers.)

  62. Deb says: May 25, 2010 7:48 PM

    @Benaholic …
    The timeline for losing the wallet makes significant difference in the story. Plus, these are Indian names, so yeah, it’s three boneheads. You’re absolutely right that we have to be mindful not to sacrifice our values to our fears. And as I’ve said, I believe profiling is harassing people who’ve done nothing simply because of their race or ethnicity. But …
    Individuals also have to exercise common sense. It’s not an idyllic world. Just because innocent Indian- or Arab-Americans SHOULD be able to do stupid things without being suspected of sinister motives, doesn’t mean they CAN … anymore than I can safely walk to the corner store at 2 a.m. just because I’m a law-abiding taxpayer. A Pakistani-American just tried to bomb Times Square. An Arab-American soldier shot 43 people at Fort Hood. Those aren’t isolated incidents. In this environment, people who could be perceived as Arab, Pakistani, Albanian, or any other ethnicity sympathetic to Al Qaeda will get a second look if they break the law or behave like boneheads. It may not seem fair, but it’s reality.
    So if you’re a Qatari diplomat smoking on a plane, you don’t tell the air marshal you’re setting your shoes on fire. And if you’re three Indian guys who lost a wallet, you don’t break into a football stadium to retrieve it. Fortunately for the diplomat, he simply lost his job and was recalled to Qatar. And since the boneheads are Indian instead of Pakistani, they’re only charged with criminal trespass. Otherwise, unknown to them, they’d also be on a security watch list with agents running checks on every associate they have.

  63. NitshkesGhost@1265 says: May 26, 2010 8:08 AM

    Harold and Kumar go to Hienz field, I smell another sequal.

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