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In the interest of fairness to unknown but besmirched burglars everywhere, here's a follow-up to the "Today In Horrible Quotes" post from yesterday morning. It was about a bummer of a break-in, but Act II features a police source telling the press that things may not have gone down as reported. Start scene:

When [DePaul assistant basketball coach Billy] Garrett returned to the home, his locks had been changed, the front gate had been secured with a locked cable and all of his prized possessions — including his father's framed Mr. Indiana Baskeball photo, a Harlem Globetrotter's jersey and even his son's oxygen tank, which he uses to combat sickle cell anemia — had been pilfered by burglars.

Chicago Police say that's probably not the case. A source with knowledge of the investigation into the alleged burglary claims said the story Garrett told reporters is a "complete fabrication."

The department doesn't plan investigate further, the source said, and are instead classifying the supposed theft as a "Landlord and Tenant dispute" and advised Garrett to pursue the matter in civil court.


Source Calls Garrett's Burglary Story a "Complete Fabrication" [NBC Chicago]

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