The New York Giants confronted the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII in 2008. This was the first of Eli Manning’s two Super Bowl wins in his pro career. One Particular Patriots fan decided to do something and stole the Giants Super Bowl rings. Is this awkward or what?
The person felt so robbed after the horrible loss and he wanted to take the matter into his own hands.
Zeke Faux from Bloomberg reported that career “Cat burglar” Sean Murphy and his buddy stole 27 of the Giants’ rings from a jewelry store. Wonder why? They believe the Giants didn’t deserve them.
The die-hard Patriots fan planned to steal the Giants Super Bowl rings
Murphy watched the game “from his weed dealer’s couch,” and he came up with the great idea. This happened after he read an article about New York’s Super Bowl rings. The rings were made at E.A. Dion Inc. it’s a jewelry store in Rhode Island.
“Inside the building, Murphy and his buddy found gold rings, gold necklaces, gold plates, boxes of gold beads and drawers full of melted-down gold. Unable to crack the safe, they lifted it onto a jack and pushed it through the loading dock onto their 24-foot box truck. Murphy was sweeping dust off the workstations when his accomplice came out of an office, his hands glittering with diamonds.
“There was a Super Bowl ring engraved ‘Strahan’ and a few others that read ‘Manning.’ By the time Murphy had finished loading up the box truck, he had more than $2 million of gold and jewelry and more than two dozen Super Bowl rings. ‘They don’t deserve them.’”
Police officers caught Murphy a year later. His ex-girlfriend told investigators about the crime. She also shared details of his other crimes. Murphy was hit with a 200year sentence in federal prison for a different crime. The state reduced his sentence to 13 years.
Murphy says he still owns one of the Super Bowl rings. What does Murphy plan in the future? He will definitely stay away from the world of crime.
“There’s a lot of ways to make legitimate money out there,” Murphy told Bloomberg. “I’m just going to keep my hand out of the illegal cookie jar now.”