07.29.07 11 years ago 8 Comments

New York Knick Eddy Curry's home in southwest suburban Chicago was robbed early Saturday morning:

Curry, a 6-foot-11-inch center for the New York Knicks, was at his Burr Ridge mansion with three family members and an employee when the home invasion took place around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Burr Ridge Police said in a statement. Three armed offenders wearing masks bound the 285-pound Curry and the other victims with duct tape and then fled with cash and jewelry.

Duct tape is useful stuff isn't it?  You can use it for anything from patching a hole in your jeans to securing an unruly significant other to the bedpost.  Anyway, Chicago police are interested in this case because it looks suspiciously like the recent robbery of Antoine Walker:

Belmont Area Cmdr. Tom Byrne, whose Chicago Police detectives are heading up the investigation into the Antoine Walker robbery, said they will compare cases with Burr Ridge police. "We're making really good progress on ours," Byrne said.

Byrne?  That's an Irish name, isn't it?  An Irish cop in Chicago is an oddity, and for one to rise to a position of such responsibility – that's unheard of.  (Are you picking up the sarcasm in my keystrokes?)  It's nice to see the CPD is making the good kind of progress, and who will they be in contact with at the Burr Ridge PD?

"We are interested in that case," Burr Ridge Deputy Police Chief John Madden said . . .

So this is what the NFL word-smith does in the off season.  Wouldn't it be great if John Madden really was an officer of the law?  Or maybe if he played a sheriff in a remake of The Andy Griffith Show?  Pat Summerall could be Barney Fife (or Otis) , and Brett Favre could be Opie.  And Mayberry was nuked in the pilot episode?  Hilarious. -KD

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