Thursday, December 29, 2005

It Just Gets Worse and Worse....

My hometown Cathedral Rectory robbed, Rector assaulted:
61-year-old Reverend Monsignor John Close reportedly walked into his apartment in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and found the suspect hiding under his bed.

Officials said a brief scuffle occurred when Monsignor was thrown to the ground after as the suspect fled the room with one-thousand dollars cash, a watch, and a razor that were contained within a safe in the room.

Authorities believe the suspect was able to access the room after a back door was left open by a construction worker in the building.

The Monsignor was not seriously injured in the incident.
Glad to hear that Close is OK. The whole thing is just so bizarre.... You can't help but feel terrible about it.