Kansas residents cited after allegedly stealing life-size cutout of Patrick Mahomes and crashing car

How popular is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Kansas? He’s so popular fans might be willing to break the law in order to get a piece of him.

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That might explain why two Kansas citizens are being accused of stealing a cardboard cutout of Mahomes from a McDonald’s. Police in Lawrence, Kansas say a man and woman grabbed the Mahomes cutout from McDonalds, ran out the door and sped away in their car, according to the Associated Press.

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Their alleged perfect crime was foiled, however, after the two got into a car accident not too far away from the McDonald’s. Officers noticed the cutout sitting in the back of one of the cars — which matched the description of the car that sped away from the McDonald’s. One person was treated for minor injuries after the crash.

The man and woman were issued notices to appear for theft, Lawrence Police Department spokesperson Patrick Compton told the Lawrence Journal-World.

The two were issued notices to appear for alleged theft and were cited in the accident, Compton said.

Mahomes is off to another fantastic start after winning the NFL MVP award last season. Through two games, Mahomes leads all quarterbacks with 821 passing yards and seven touchdowns.

Chiefs fans are rightfully jazzed about that, but that doesn’t excuse breaking the law over a cardboard cutout.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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