File this one under the ‘weird but true’ sports stories from NFL Sunday.

Mike Dobs, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, wants Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton arrested for misdemeanor larceny after the former Auburn standout stole his sign and tossed it away before Sunday’s game against the Packers.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, Dobs said the sign cost $500 to print and Newton ripped it away during pre-game warmups since he believed it was disrespectful to post in the Panthers’ home stadium.

“I was just shocked, shocked,” Dobs told the newspaper. “We thought he was going to sign our banner — we were happy to see him — and he ripped it out of our hands.”


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Here’s a photo of the sign:

Newton said after the Panthers’ 37-29 victory, their eighth straight to start the season, something needed to be done about the banner.

“It was a Green Bay banner in Bank of America Stadium,” Newton said. “It just doesn’t match. No disrespect to any Green Bay Packer there, it’s just a respect thing. We take pride in having an edge in playing in front of the Carolinas each and every week.

“It’s something that I feel it’s my due diligence to protect this house. You’re not about to sell a Whopper at a McDonald’s. That’s the gist of the story.”