Beware leaving a game early. For one thing, your team might forge a historic comeback and you'll be stuck watching—or listening—from afar. But one guy got it even worse. He told Seattle police a man threatened to stab him after he left the NFC Championship Game early.
The man said he was leaving the game about 2:53 p.m.—Seattle TV station KOMO estimates that's about when Russell Wilson threw his fourth and final interception and the Seahawks were trailing 19-7. According to the police report, the man told cops he was outside the stadium when the would-be attacker asked him why he was leaving the game so early. The suspect appeared excited, talked about all the money that the ticket had cost, and told the man "he should go back inside the stadium," the report said. Then the suspect brandished a knife, which he held to the man's stomach.
The man backed away, tracked down police, and pointed out the suspect to officers. Police said they recovered a Stanley multitool with several bladed attachments from the suspect's belt pouch. Officers said the suspect looked "very intoxicated," smelling of alcohol and slurring his speech. After he was read his rights, "he apologized numerous times and said words to the effect of, 'That was a stupid thing I did?'"
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