The Case of the Missing Wallet

or What were Muslims doing breaking into Heinz Field in Pittsburgh?

Ed Morrissey

This got forwarded to me mainly because of my love for Pittsburgh Steelers football, but it’s an interesting Rohrshach test for editorial decisions on newsworthiness. Let’s see how Hot Air readers see it. Pittsburgh police arrested three men at gunpoint for breaking into Heinz Field over the weekend, and if this is all you knew about the story, would it be newsworthy outside of the city?

Three men were arrested this morning after police said they scaled a fence to enter Heinz Field. …

At around 7 a.m. this morning, Heinz Field security reported they saw three men attempting to climb Gate B into the stadium, Sgt. Patrick Knepp of the Pittsburgh Police’s Zone 1 station said.

Security reported the men were unable to climb that gate so they moved to Gate A, where they “used themselves like human ladders” and made it inside the park, Sgt. Knepp said.

Eh. Sounds a bit like a fraternity prank gone wrong so far. However, to their credit, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette made it a little more interesting in the second paragraph, which I intentionally omitted in the above excerpt:

Shazad Hosi Mehta, 28, of Elmhurst, Ill., Adil A. Minocherhomjee, 22, of La Jolla, Calif., and Neville Noshir Medhora, 27, of Austin, Texas, were charged with criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit criminal trespass.

Forget the names for a second, and look at the ages and the residences of the suspects. What are all three doing in Pittsburgh collaborating on a break-in at Heinz Field?…

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H/T HillBuzz

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