Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sandusky's home vandalized, neighbors fear for safety

Via CBSNews:

Police say a vandal may have smashed a window at the home of a former Penn State assistant football coach charged in a child sex abuse case that has claimed the jobs of head coach Joe Paterno and the school's president.

A broken ground-floor window in the front of Jerry Sandusky's house in State College was covered Friday with what looked like a white tarp.

Meanwhile, Sandusky's neighbors are expressing fear for their own safety:

Approximately two miles away from Beaver Stadium, Sandusky's tan-colored brick house sits at the end of a windy street with trees to the left and right and an elementary school playground behind his back deck.

It's here where the former Penn State defensive coordinator's neighbors are fearful those angry with Sandusky -- who faces 40 charges stemming from an alleged sexual abuse scandal with young boys that spans a 15-year period -- may unleash their fury on the quaint and secluded neighborhood.

In its first game since the scandal broke last weekend, Penn State is hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Who, not surprisingly, have also expressed safety concerns.

A Nebraska regent has expressed concern for the safety of the Cornhuskers football team during Saturday's game at Penn State.

Regent Tim Claire said he grew worried about the potential for danger while watching footage of students flooding the streets of State College on Wednesday night after the Joe Paterno firing. A TV news truck was overturned and there were some scuffles with police during the demonstrations.

Penn State police chief Tyrone Parham told The Associated Press on Thursday that his force is "taking extra precautions and has added additional resources for the game."

If I were everybody in Penn State, it's these clowns that everyone should keep an eye on.