MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A Philadelphia Eagles fan had a bad night on Sunday. Not only did his team not win the Super Bowl, but he was also arrested, accused of vandalizing a fire station and assaulting a firefighter.
Edward Dalasandro, who is from Philadelphia, was arrested in Martin County, Florida, WPTV reported.
The district fire chief said Dalasandro got in through the station’s back door but they’re investigating how he was able to get to the bunks, WPBF reported.
When Dalasandro left the room he bumped into a firefighter.
“The firefighter at that time immediately started calling for the other crew members that something was wrong,” District Fire Chief Tom Hornbostel told WPBF.
Hornbostel told WPEC, “This whole situation is very scary and just unexpected.”
He also is accused of taking $126, knives and a uniform hat.
When firefighters cornered Dalasandro, the sheriff said he threw, what the sheriff’s office said was a meat cleaver at them, missing them.
Firefighters contained him until the deputies responded.
Dalasandro faces several charges including armed burglary and aggravated assault on a firefighter, WPTV reported.
When questioned by investigators about why he allegedly broke into the fire department, Dalasandro would not tell them why Chief Deputy John Budensiek said.
“Other than belligerent talk and swearing profusely at our deputies and the fire rescue personnel and the hospital employees that tried to treat him afterward, he hasn’t said anything,” Budensiek told WPBF.
Budensiek said that Dalasandro was kicked out of a bar earlier in the evening for being intoxicated, WPEC reported.
“We have no tolerance for it. He was arrested and sitting in our jail on a $120,000 bond. We put as many charges on him as we could on purpose to send a message to anyone else that thinks about messing with our fire rescue personnel or vandalizing our county buildings,” Budensiek told WPEC.