Today Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger issued the following statement regarding a Cleveland Browns fan who appears to have urinated on Art Modell's grave site.
"The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office has authorized charges in the case involving the Cleveland Brown’s fan and Mr. Art Modell’s grave site.
"In Maryland, Criminal Law Article 10-404(c) states: 'A person may not engage in indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery.' This crime is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a fine of $500.
"Pursuant to Baltimore County Police Department policy, suspects are not identified until charges have been filed and served."
"I want to commend the Baltimore County Police Department for doing outstanding work in identifying the suspect involved in this case."
"Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect. Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place."
The suspect in this case will be served with a criminal summons to appear in court, a process that will take several days because he lives out of state.