Charges possible next week in Modell grave urination incident

July 26, 2014|By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police believe they have identified the man who videotaped himself urinating on former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell's grave, and prosecutors are reviewing the case with charges possible early next week.

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said Saturday that his office got the police report late Thursday and prosecutors will examine it after the weekend. "We will take a look and see if any laws were violated," Shellenberger said.

A man with the username "BrownsFan4Life" posted a video of the incident on YouTube last week. In the video, he removes an Ed Reed Ravens jersey to reveal a Cleveland Browns jersey and then apparently urinates out the bottom of his pants leg using a catheter and a tube.

Modell and his late wife, Patricia, were buried together at Druid Ridge Cemetery. Modell's son David has condemned the incident and said he planned to file charges, "whatever we can throw at him."

Police have said there are laws prohibiting disorderly or indecent conduct in a cemetery.

Shellenberger said the suspect was not in custody and that a decision on whether to file charges would likely come Tuesday.

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