Giants fan calls 911, says he’s the president, demands to speak to Tim Tebow
Most of us have followed Tim Tebow closely enough throughout the years to know that he has some pretty intense fans. Tebowmania inspires people to do crazy things, but few are crazier than what 28-year-old Giants fan Jason Slater did a little over a week ago. According to Patch.com, Slater called 911 on three separate occasions June 10, said he was the president and demanded to speak with Tebow. The call was traced to Slater’s mother’s home (naturally) and he was later arrested.
Since we’re talking about a 28-year-old man who lives at his mother’s house and called 911 demanding to speak with Tim Tebow, you know there are more exciting details to be shared. When police arrived at Slater’s home, they say his mom gave them permission to search the house. Officers discovered Slater in his mother’s bedroom hiding under a stack of pillows.
Slater reportedly cursed at the officers several times before he was arrested and taken to the Hopatcong police station and charged with making false public alarms and hindering his apprehension. He crumpled his summons notice up and threw it on the ground outside the police station once he was released. When an officer warned him to pick it up, he obliged. Slater later threw it on the ground again outside a Dunkin’ Donuts and was charged with littering.
And you thought Tebow fans who wear jerseys like this one and get tattoos like this one were strange? All in all, it sounds like it was a pretty standard Sunday night. Don’t worry, Jason — your insanity plea will be taken very, very seriously.
Thanks to Busted Coverage for the story