via Duane Burleson / Associated Press
According to the all-knowing source Wikipedia, in the Ngemba language of Cameroon, Ndamukong means “House of Spears.” In layman’s terms it means “House of WTF.” The day after the NFL levied the largest fine for an on-field incident, the weird just got weirder.
According to a Birmingham, MI police report, Ndamukong Suh confronted a Comcast cable employee with a pellet gun around 9 p.m. on Aug. 16 when the employee was in Suh’s yard trying to fix another home’s cable.
The Detroit News reported that:
Comcast employee Spencer Ferrell, 22, told police the utility pole holding the cable service box he was fixing was in the service residence’s backyard, right next to a fence shared with Suh’s home. Ferrell told police the box could only be accessed by going through Suh’s yard, and after bringing his tools into the yard, Suh came out of his garage waving the pellet gun in “an intimidating manner.”
After listening to Suh yell, Ferrell said he returned to his work truck and called his supervisor and 911.
When police finally met up with Suh at the Lions’ team hotel in Dearborn, Suh told police that the Comcast employee should not have been on his property and that he feared for his and his family’s safety.
Video surveillance taken from the home shows Ferrell proving his employment and Suh holding the gun pointing it toward the ground in his right hand. After some time, Suh moved the gun over his right shoulder, still pointing away from Ferrell.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office concluded there was insufficient evidence of a crime at Suh’s home.
I understand the whole “you can’t be too careful” adage. But if Suh felt so threatened, I’m sure he had a cell phone in his possession. If not, I’m sure ripping off his shirt and bouncing his pecs may have done the trick.
[The Detroit News]