The night before the Patriots drilled the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, someone pulled the fire alarm at the Pittsburgh hotel. It wasn’t Bill Belichick, he apparently had an ironclad alibi.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, 25-year old Boston area native Dennis Harrison is the guilty party. He’s a Pats fan.
Per the Boston Globe, Harrison was at a house party at a friend’s place in Revere, when he was dared to pull the fire alarm at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel, where the Steelers were staying. Harrison, who was a couple of sodas deep, accepted the dare.
He and a friend drove to the hotel, but that’s where the master plan went awry. Harrison entered the hotel and pulled the alarm, but when he exited the building to escape the scene, his getaway driver had ditched him. Good friends don’t always make good accomplices.
Harrison was discovered wandering around the perimeter of the building and was eventually ID’ed by police as the suspect.
When asked why he did it, Harrison fired off a classic response, stating,
“I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan.”
You have to give the guy points for honesty.
On Monday, Harrison appeared in East Boston Municipal Court, and plead not guilty to disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and setting off a false fire alarm. He was released on his own recognizance.
Maybe next time he plans a crime, he should use his underachieving, genius friend, who secretly solves complex math equations while working the night-shift as a janitor at MIT. He’s wicked smahhht.