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Fla. sheriff’s office: Eagles fan arrested after assaulting firefighters with meat cleaver

“The eagle was officially grounded for the second time in one night,” wrote the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in an apparent reference to the Eagles’ Super Bowl loss earlier that night


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By Leila Merrill

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A Philadelphia man was arrested Sunday night after breaking into and vandalizing a Martin County, Florida, fire station, then assaulting firefighters.

Edward Dalasandro, 25, reportedly broke into the station around 10 p.m., ransacked the bunk rooms, urinated on the carpet, and stole $126, a uniform hat and some knives. Firefighters confronted Dalasandro, who threw a meat cleaver at them, and kept him contained until police officers arrived. He has since been charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault on a firefighter and petty theft.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office wrote of Dalasandro, who was wearing a Philadelphia Eagles T-shirt at the time of his arrest: “Eagles fan gets wings clipped … He was taken to the Martin County Jail, where the eagle was officially grounded for the second time in one night” – a reference to the Eagles’ Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier that night.

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