PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTAQ) - A Green Bay Packers’ fan who had his car vandalized at last Sunday’s playoff game in Philadelphia says the repair bill is almost $2,200.
Craig Coenen wore a Packers’ shirt as he paid $25 to park his car and head into the stadium with his father Peter – who still lives in Wisconsin. When they returned, Coenen’s car was kicked and beaten.
The windshield wipers and their motors were removed, and they were used to scratch the paint. The side mirrors were broken, and there were footprints and dents on the hood, roof, and trunk.
A Philadelphia TV station first reported the incident Sunday night. The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown Pennsylvania had a follow-up Wednesday. It said Craig Coenen is a professor at Lehigh University who lives near there but grew up near Green Bay.
He wrote a book about the first 50 years of the NFL – so he knew that Philadelphia fans had a reputation for being tough on visiting fans. A nearby car with Packer fans was also damaged.
Coenen figured that 6 men in their 20’s damaged both vehicles. They were in a truck parked between the two – and it was long gone when Coenen and his father returned to their vehicle.
By the way, the book he wrote is called “From Sandlots to the Super Bowl – the National Football League, 1920 to 1967.” It ends with the Packers winning Super Bowl I.