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Charges Authorized Against Browns Fan Who Urinated On Art Modell's Grave

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)— Baltimore County authorities will charge a man they say urinated on the grave of former Ravens owner Art Modell.

The incident came to light after the man posted a video on Youtube under the name "Browns Fan For Life."

In the video, the man is seen taking off a Ravens jersey to reveal a Cleveland Browns jersey. That's when the man appears to use a catheter and tube to urinate on Art Modell's gravesite.

The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office authorized the charges but is not releasing the suspect's name until they have been officially filed and served.

"I want to commend the Baltimore County Police Department for doing outstanding work in identifying the suspect involved in this case," said Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger in a statement. "Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect. Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place."

In Maryland, Criminal Law Article 10-404(c) states: "a person may not engage in indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery." This crime is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a fine of $500.

Baltimore County police say the suspect is not yet in custody and it may take a few days to serve his arrest warrant since he is currently living in Ohio.

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