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NJ man arrested in mother’s closet after calling police, demanding to speak to Tim Tebow

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Tebowmania has caused its first arrest.

The New Jersey Herald reports that Jason Slater of Hopatcong, New Jersey was arrested on charges of creating false public alarms after calling 911 three times on June 10th and then refusing to give dispatchers any idea about why he was calling. Slater then called police headquarters and demanded to speak to Jets quarterback Tim Tebow while claiming to be the President of the United States.

Police went to Slater’s house to make sure that there wasn’t any emergency and found him hiding under some pillows in his mother’s closet. Slater, who is 28, was arrested at that point. Mark Sanchez probably wishes that the police were that vigilant when the Jets started calling Denver in an attempt to get in touch with Tebow a few months ago.

Slater greeted the officers with expletives and was taken to the police station for processing. Slater was then observed throwing his summons on the ground after leaving the station, earning him another summons for littering.

Perhaps his next call to the police will be an attempt to get in touch with Emmanuel Sanders?

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26 Responses to “NJ man arrested in mother’s closet after calling police, demanding to speak to Tim Tebow”
  1. dexterismyhero says: Jun 20, 2012 9:37 AM

    A JETS fan coming out of the closet.

  2. patmcrotch says: Jun 20, 2012 9:38 AM

    Bath salts

  3. sdffa11 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:40 AM

    cocaine is a helluva drug

  4. darthsaint says: Jun 20, 2012 9:42 AM

    Why is it that this to me, seems like a normal Tebow fan? I mean, Tebow himself seems fairly “off” to begin with. And if you look at his fans, they don’t seem it, they are a strange bunch.

    Minus the girls who just want him to violate them. They are just horny.

  5. fin72 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:42 AM

    Typical Jets fan… nothing to see here.

  6. wetdentist says: Jun 20, 2012 9:43 AM

    this is what happens when you cut mental health services to ribbons in order to protect tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate give-aways. and it is reported as a “funny” story here

  7. ttommytom says: Jun 20, 2012 9:45 AM

    The summoms for littering used to be 10 times more money than a disorderly conduct summons. LOL.

    BTW, technically you can’t issue a summons to someone who is mentally incompetent. Not that Tebowmania denotes that but this one screams ‘issues’ beyond the normal weirdness.

  8. tlichter says: Jun 20, 2012 9:50 AM

    Why can’t this guy just Te-bow like everyone else!

  9. vincentbojackson says: Jun 20, 2012 9:51 AM

    Sanchez is probably jealous this nut job didn’t request to speak to him.

  10. donniebrownsco says: Jun 20, 2012 9:55 AM

    When reached for comment, Tim Tebow said, “I am very excited that Mr. Slater has been released.” Rex Ryan added, “I guarantee that Timmy is excited.”

  11. sportsmeccabi says: Jun 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    And they just let the dude walk?
    He clearly needs help.

  12. nflofficeadmin says: Jun 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    Get well soon.

  13. qdog112 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:04 AM

    What a strong message – in the closet. Oh Timmy come out to playyyaaa. Can’t blame the guy for being in love. Sports media is.

  14. jimmyhaffa says: Jun 20, 2012 10:08 AM

    Slater was then observed throwing his summons on the ground after leaving the station, earning him another summons for littering. Slater was then observed throwing his summons on the ground after leaving the station, earning him another summons for littering.

    I bet it was a more accurate throw than Tebow is capable of.

  15. jolink653 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:16 AM

    give the guy some credit at least he didn’t try to eat the cops faces when they got there

  16. njsteelersfan says: Jun 20, 2012 10:28 AM

    For all of you ppl thats calling this nut case a Jets fan But sorry for ruining your day the paper said he was a Denver fan . So you should learn something before talking

  17. jwreck says: Jun 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    why do I get the feeling we won’t be seeing peytonsneck18 around PFT for a little while?

  18. bla bla bla says: Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM

    sportsmeccabi says:
    Jun 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    And they just let the dude walk?
    He clearly needs help.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You’d be horrified at how many mentally ill people are in jails all over the country. Seriously mentally ill people that need help, not incarceration, but as an earlier poster alluded to it’s all about the money.

    A lot of these cases are very sad. There’s just nowhere to put them and give them the help they need. So, off to jail they go.

  19. silverhornet says: Jun 20, 2012 10:58 AM

    President Obama will be having a live press conference later this afternoon to deny Mr. Slater’s claim of being the president of the United States.

  20. rayguyreturns says: Jun 20, 2012 11:04 AM

    “bla bla bla says:
    You’d be horrified at how many mentally ill people are in jails all over the country. Seriously mentally ill people that need help, not incarceration, but as an earlier poster alluded to it’s all about the money.”
    ____________________________________
    So that’s it huh? Just throw money at problems and that fixes it? Standard knee jerk response.

    Did you ever bother to find out what it takes to actually “help” mentally ill people? Do you know legally what it takes to commit them for help? Do you think mentally ill people just show up at the health department and ask for help? (some do but most don’t).

    Just love to hear all the “just spend more money on the problem” crowd spout off. There are a LOT of programs out there, a lot of them non-governmental, to help these people. Unfortunately most of those who need help the most, don’t believe they need any at all.

    Just like the old saying: “You can lead a horse to water…”

  21. moagecu says: Jun 20, 2012 11:25 AM

    Oh look, a crazy person thats a fan of Tebow.

  22. beelicker says: Jun 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    Seems like bipolar hypomania approaching full blown to me, possibly with an SAD component, since we’re approaching the longest daylength day (june 21) of the year.

    Other symptoms: religiosity, obsession, compulsive phone callings, delusions, grandiosity, agitation when thwarted … it would be interesting to know what kind of sleep this guy’s been getting (or likely not) over the last several weeks

  23. jahmic says: Jun 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    @rayguyreturns

    I think you guys might actually be close to the same page.

    Without money to support the proper infrastructure, there is nobody, in official capacity or not, around to ask the questions you ask. And, yes, a lot of those people don’t believe they need help at all.

    Solutions?

  24. 2ruefan says: Jun 20, 2012 12:51 PM

    darthsaint says: Jun 20, 2012 9:42 AM

    Why is it that this to me, seems like a normal Tebow fan?

    ***********************************************
    I don’t know.. why DOES it “seem to you”?

    Because you don’t like Tim Tebow maybe?

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 20, 2012 12:56 PM

    What else is there to do in Hopatcong, New Jersey?

  26. truthhurtstoo says: Jun 20, 2012 1:56 PM

    Police went to Slater’s house to make sure that there wasn’t any emergency and found him hiding under some pillows in his mother’s closet…

    now that’s the image I always get when thinking about a jests fan…. LMAO!

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