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Donovan McNabb's Lawn Safe: Suspected Vandals Caught

In a move reminscent of America's Dumbest Criminals, two suspects who allegedly burned "Go Cards" into the lawn of Philadelphia Eagles player Donovan McNabb (right) were caught because one left his address at the scene of the crime.

The Saturday lawn incident was actually part of a series of pranks at McNabb's Chandler home. A couple of days previous, someone put an Arizona Cardinals flag in one of McNabb's trees and placed a cardboard box on the lawn with "Go Cards" and "Beat Philly" written on it.

Ryan Hanlon and Rex Perkin (pictured below) were arrested Saturday and accused of pouring diesel fuel into the grass to make the burned words, "Go Cards," Go Kurt" and "I (heart) AZ."

(Not the actual lawn of Donovan McNabb -- duh)
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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.