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One arrest made in Mike Adams stabbing


Pittsburgh police have arrested one man, and are still looking for others in the stabbing of Steelers tackle Mike Adams.

According to Michael Hasch of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 25-year-old Michael C. Paranay was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related crimes for the Saturday morning carjacking attempt.

According to the police report, Paranay allegedly sucker-punched Adams while another man pointed a gun at him and a third stabbed him

Adams had surgery to repair what the report described as a lacerated colon, and the team has said he’ll make a full recovery.

According to the report, Adams left a restaurant and was walking to his truck when the three men approached. One pulled a gun and demanded the vehicle, to which Adams replied: “You aren’t going to shoot me on the street in front of people.” The gunman said, “I want your car or I’ll shoot you in the face and kill you in front of everyone!”

Then, Paranay circled behind Adams and hit him, and the third man stabbed him in the stomach and forearm.

As they ran away without the truck, one of them dropped a cell phone, and police used photos and contacts from the phone to identify Paranay, who Adams picked out of a photo lineup.

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35 Responses to “One arrest made in Mike Adams stabbing”
  1. anhdazman says: Jun 4, 2013 6:22 AM

    Mike Adams, is your life really, really worth it over a truck that you could replace?

    You might be able to beat those guys down, but if they have guns and knives, let it go man.

    You’ll easily make that back in your line of work. But this time around, you’re lucky that you have a chance to play football again, let alone your life.

  2. bmore44 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:35 AM

    So you got stabbed for not giving them the keys to a truck ? dumb a** Your lucky they didn’t shoot you in face. These punks now days don’t care.

  3. bettis3636 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:37 AM

    I’m a correctional officer so I see this everyday… So many idiots get caught from a dropped cellphone …! I’m glad they caught this guy.. Unreal they try to rob a 6’7 300+ pound monster!

  4. kegowhisky says: Jun 4, 2013 6:43 AM

    Another candidate for the tv show America’s Dumbest Criminals – losing a cell phone at the scene of the crime. Best wishes to Adams for a speedy recovery!

  5. braven4evr says: Jun 4, 2013 6:51 AM

    this is dumb…for a freaking vehicle. these guys want his vehicle so they want to take his life…just freaking dumb!

  6. bmoresteal says: Jun 4, 2013 6:56 AM

    Cowards. Who punches a man in the back of the head then stabs him? Oh sorry, I guess I answered my own question. These 3 idiots.

  7. wozzmann1955 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:11 AM

    hang em and see how many try it again

  8. bostoncollie says: Jun 4, 2013 7:42 AM

    Lesson is…someone points a gun at you and asks for the truck keys, give them the keys. A truck is easily replaced.

    Glad they are catching these scumbags.

  9. jayhawk6 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:42 AM

    “…one of them dropped a cell phone…”

    Don’t they know that armed robbery and texting don’t mix?

  10. bombayjon says: Jun 4, 2013 7:48 AM

    Awesome. He left his phone. I’m pretty sure cops call that a “clue”.

    I hope you are feeling better, Mike.

  11. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jun 4, 2013 7:59 AM

    Speedy recovery to you, Mr Adams, hope you make it back in time for the regular season.

    That being said, Lacerated Colon is:

    A.) now the name of your fantasy football team this year.

    B.) the best/worst reason ever for missing OTAs

    C.) the punchline to a thousand new “if I had a nickel for every…” jokes.

  12. broncostevenp says: Jun 4, 2013 8:10 AM

    Lock them away and throw away the key.

  13. mikebe1 says: Jun 4, 2013 8:14 AM

    why even question if a criminal will shoot u?just give up the truck either way u will get it back?

  14. 2dollarpbrs says: Jun 4, 2013 8:24 AM

    How dumb do you have to be to try to rob an NFL offensive lineman?

  15. champ1118 says: Jun 4, 2013 8:30 AM

    Is it me or does this sound like and episode of “First 48?”

  16. cbass59 says: Jun 4, 2013 8:30 AM

    Paranay should hope he gets convicted and sent out of state for prison.

  17. youaresimple says: Jun 4, 2013 8:38 AM

    These guys are scumbags and cowards…no plea deal for them. Push for maximum punishment.

    Hopefully Adams makes a quick recovery.

  18. greenmeattruck says: Jun 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    A Lacerated COLON?! Uhhh….. I don’t think he stabbed him in the stomach.

    All joking aside, prayers for a speedy recovery and justice for these punks.

  19. 49erstim says: Jun 4, 2013 9:11 AM

    Get well soon, Mike Adams. You stood up to some worthless hooligans and this football fan and proud American salutes you! Does anybody else miss what this country USED to be…. A country of hard working, morally-centered people that earned EVERYTHING they had? We’ve degenerated into a me-first, entitled and morally grey nation and this kind of situation is a result of that erosion. We need to start holding people ACCOUNTABLE for their actions! These “men” deserve the death penalty. Let’s take this great nation BACK!

  20. micknangold says: Jun 4, 2013 9:12 AM

    Nice carjacking – commit a more serious crime than intended and no new car to show for it.

  21. jtbsteeler says: Jun 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    Hello to 15 to 20 years you imbecile.

  22. tombradyswig says: Jun 4, 2013 9:17 AM

    This goes to prove… criminals aren’t geniuses

  23. Stiller43 says: Jun 4, 2013 9:31 AM

    Couple lessons to be learned…

    Crime doesnt pay, and if you try crime, DONT CARRY SOMETHING EASY TO DROP THAT WILL ID YOU

    And if someone approaches you with a gun/knife, just give them the friggin car. Its not worth your life. (Especially true if youre a high round draft pick making millions and can probably afford another vehicle…)

  24. lagg1 says: Jun 4, 2013 9:49 AM

    Great- now apprehend the remaining scumbags ,convict them and throw the key away.

  25. EJ says: Jun 4, 2013 9:58 AM

    Some people will go to the extreme to get what they want. So extreme that they are willing to take another human being’s life. I am willing to bet that these guys who stabbed Adams wish they could do it all over and change the outcome. 10-15 years in prison. Was it worth it?

  26. blindmansaidwhat says: Jun 4, 2013 10:06 AM

    The fact that this idiot was from Hazelwood shows the incident could have happened anywhere, no matter the Pittsburgh suburb. Crime travels and these heroin addicts could just have easily broken into Adam’s home if he lived in an affluent Pittsburgh suburb. The South Side of Pittsburgh isn’t bad and didn’t deserve to be labeled as “the hood” by some that know nothing about the area. All these cities are trying to revitalize their downtowns and eager to draw young people to them as the trendy thing to do, however, they still are clearly lacking enough of a police presence and security when the criminals are brave enough to jack a 6’7″ dude!

  27. steelnucs says: Jun 4, 2013 10:12 AM

    These 3 guys just need to be put down. Yes, I’m talking about THAT kind of put down.

    People that do this kind of thing aren’t going to suddenly turn into good, upstanding citizens. They might be caught and jailed but will be at it again when they are out. They need to be permamently gotten rid of.

    And I don’t say that just because I’m a Steeler fan.

  28. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 4, 2013 10:28 AM

    bettis3636 says:
    Unreal they try to rob a 6’7 300+ pound monster!


    Firearms tend to be the great equalizer in a situation like that…

  29. b3nz0z says: Jun 4, 2013 10:37 AM

    i’ve been robbed. just give up your sh;t and move on with life. everything you have is replaceable.

  30. koolaidsgonebad says: Jun 4, 2013 11:06 AM

    So just how long does a knife have to be to stab you in the forearm and lacerate your colon? I am no Dr. and do not play one on tv, but I think someone skipped Biology.

  31. kosarsmyidol says: Jun 4, 2013 11:08 AM

    Tough offseason for the Steelers’ offensive line: First, Willie Colon gets cut, then Mike Adams’s colon gets cut. In all seriousness, I’m glad that Adams is going to be okay and that they’ve caught at least one of the robbers.

  32. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jun 4, 2013 11:11 AM

    While searching the crime scene the police found a mobile phone with a blue paw print on it.

  33. wolff111 says: Jun 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    Just give them the stupid car. It’s insured anyway. Why even talk to these bums. I would be smiling on top of that

  34. ugk612 says: Jun 4, 2013 2:05 PM

    Punched him, stabbed him, dropped the cell phone & didn’t get the vehicle.
    The Three Stooges Moe, Larry & Curly!!! For whomever prosecutes these clowns, please make sure they get the MAXIMUM sentence! At least 25 years!

  35. mrmidevil says: Jun 4, 2013 6:34 PM

    As i read all these posts calling adams dumb from ravens fans saying, “its just a vehicle”….who cares…. Not like he was on the other end…causing a stabbing like your beloved ray lewis!

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