Comcast Cable Cutter: Philadelphia Police seek man who cut cable to thousands of homes before the Eagles Super Bowl
Philadelphia Police are on the search for a the Comcast cable cutter who who sent thousands of Eagles fans in the Fishtown area into panic right before the Super Bowl.
Philadelphia Police Department Video of Alleged Comcast Cable Cutter Before Super Bowl LVII
On February 12, 2023, at approximately 4:45pm 24th district officers responded to 2700 block of Tulip Street in reference to a vandalism report. On arrival officers spoke with an employee for Xfinity who stated they received reports of Cable service outages in the area affecting multiple customers.
Surveillance video depicts the suspect driving a white Ford 4-door pickup. It was determined that 5 major fiber-optic data lines were cut and affected approximately 17,000 customers in the surrounding area. Estimated damage to the equipment is $10,000.
Talk about an agent of chaos. Assuming that this is true and not a complete smear campaign from Comcast (we’ll get into that later) then this guy should be hung from City Hall. I’m sorry but you simply cannot have guys like this out roaming the streets and doing this to Philadelphia residents.
I was at work yesterday and my boy next to me let out a loud gasp when this story initially broke. Just imagine being one of the homes with no cable right before the Eagles game. Sure, they got everything back up and running for the most part, but that’s not the type of stress and anxiety anyone needs to endure before the birds are in the Super Bowl.
At first I wanted to blame Nick Sirianni for doing this, but that couldn’t have been the case with the Eagles in Arizona for Super Bowl LVII. The only other option, which was brought to my attention from Kyle over at Crossing Broad, is that the man in the picture is Kevin Kinkead. I’m not a Narc at all, but just take a look at the side-by-side pictures below and come to your own conclusion.
Disclaimer: I understand that Kevin is wearing a Liberty Line crewneck sweatshirt in this picture. To be clear, he writes for Crossing Broad and has no affiliation to The Liberty Line. I just sent him a bunch of gear after he bought a shirt from our store as a sign of solidarity between the two best Philly sports websites in the city. At the time, we had no idea he was (allegedly) planning to cut the chords of Comcast Cable lines ahead of the Super Bowl.
Now, I really don’t want to cast blame on anyone. I don’t know who the guy in the picture is, nor do I think it’s Kevin Kinkead. I do find it funny that the Philadelphia Police Department and Comcast are all of the sudden the ones to be trusted here and all the news stories are quick to back them and point blame on this guy walking through Kensington.
Have you ever just walked through Kensington? Out of all people, this is the guy who cut the cables? He owns a car? Just think about it.
Anyways, we definitely shouldn’t rule out the fact that Comcast absolutely sucks (reference: Philadelphia Flyers) and that in no instance, should they be trusted.
Right before the Super Bowl, their cable goes out. Comcast panics and is now looking for an innocent bystander to blame because they couldn’t possibly survive a PR disaster like having Eagles fans’ cable going out right before the big game.
Really makes you think…