Dallas Welcomes New York PD Baseball Team By Stealing Their Stuff

Categories: Crime, Sports

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New York's Finest Baseball Club
By Saturday night, the members of New York's Finest Baseball Club will be be back home in the Big Apple, a place where neighbors look out for one another and people respect respect private property.

It'll be a relief to escape from Dallas, where the team of New York City cops awoke this morning to find that bats, gloves, cleats, uniforms and other equipment belonging to seven players had been stolen from their rented vehicle while it was parked at the Marriott Suites Hotel Market Center.

Discovery of the theft meant their 10 a.m. game against the Dallas Heat (Dallas Fire-Rescue's squad) for the championship of a week-long charity tournament had to be postponed.

Dallas PD discovered some but not all of the equipment abandoned at a nearby apartment complex. Jose Vasquez, a retired New York cop and the team's manager, tells The Dallas Morning News the team is scouring pawn shops in search of the rest.

Dallas Heat manager Scott Mills says the team is "saddened by what took place, and hope that whoever is responsible realizes the pain they've caused and decides to come forward."

He notes that the NYPD squad last came to Dallas in 2011 to play a benefit for a firefighter's ailing son. There are tentative plans to play the game at a tournament in Charlotte this September or next July at the Police and Fire World Games.

DFR spokesman Jason Evans reports that another department team, DFD Smoke, offered to lend their equipment for this morning's game.

"Understandably, NYPD declined as the impact of what happened had taken a significantly emotional toll," Evans says.

Nice one, Dallas.

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bbqslavecattle
bbqslavecattle

Wow, where to begin another episode of slavecattle 'merika?

Officer-cries-a-lot and his NYpigD buddies with their massive pensions, $100,000 SUVs, overtime scams and six weeks of paid vacation a year, still riding high off the 9-11 c0ck they've been flogging for the past 13 years, jet around the country to find saps (plenty of  those in Texas) who will lick boots and bow down to the flag faster than you can say "a$$ pony Toby Keith CHRISSSSSSSSSSSSSTIAN jizzjizzjizz big manly monster truck". Said saps to give a bunch of money for some bs cause that sounds good but really goes to pay off a bunch of professional administrative grifters who have gotten good at separating saps from their money in the name of whatever cause is selling this week.  

Then, they get their gear stolen. I wouldn't be surprised if they steal it themselves, drop it nearby (as here), and play the same ruse in every town. There are plenty of saps who worship "their brothers" the pig cops and have weird denied-hero-fantasy issues where they follow around authority figures like a dog sniffing other dogs, and those people will immediately jump in and declare the need for a fundraiser "FOR OUR HEROES" jizzjizzjizz and I bet the NYpigD just eats them up. Such people have no idea what really goes on in the NYpigD, they are simply still jerking off and power tripping in their NYPigD t-shirt that they bought 13 years ago.

One poster correctly notes that you will never get this kind of response as a citizen. Yet it is interesting that DPD had already "solved" JFK by this point. At that rate, you would think they would have closed this one out within a few minutes.

casiepierce
casiepierce

That'll learn em. Should stayed at the Omni.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

As much as I feel sympathy for any victim of crime, the reaction of DPD to this property crime is further indication to me of just how corrupt this city is.


What was stolen?  Uniforms, bats, cleats and other equipment.  Let's be generous and say $500 per player, so 7 X $500 equals $3,500.


The normal response by DPD to a crime such as this would be:


1) Do you have insurance?

2) Here is your incident number.  Call us if you have any additional information.


I am still have not heard anything about the theft of my truck.  When recovered, the total damages to the vehicle and property loss exceeded $10,000.


The response so far from the DPD:


1) Do you have insurance?

2) Here is your incident number.  Call us if you have any additional information.

MikeWestEast
MikeWestEast

I agree with Ray Liotta in Goodfellas:  People in prison are morons.  They must want to get caught.  DPD is going to be all over this one, probably hitting on fences, pawn shops and any other general low lifes making it clear somebody better give these twits up.  Somebody will because people in business, legal or otherwise, hate stupid people that get in the way of business. The thieves are almost as stupid as the people that stole the gigantic DPD grill and then parked it in front of their own home.  DPD will catch them and they'll get the max, no plead out.  The DA will also want to make an example of them.

lebowski300
lebowski300

Too bad the thieves weren't driving a getaway car with expired registration. That would have been the only way they could have been caught by the police.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

seems the NYPD baseball team should feel like they are back home with this happening to them...what, did they think this type of thing only happens around NYC?

we're big city y'all!

j_angel180
j_angel180

Brotherhood uniting for a cause.

doublecheese
doublecheese

Lock your car, Take your keys, Hide your belongings.  Somebody should make a sign.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

New York's finest, but not smartest.

choderus
choderus

Welcome to Dallas!

Betcha a hotel employee with a grudge against cops tipped off some friends. Once again...

Welcome to Dallas!

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Nasty comments below never mention that NYPD came to play here for a charitable cause. 


"The NYPD squad last came to Dallas in 2011 to play a benefit for a firefighter's ailing son."

fromtexasbygod
fromtexasbygod

At least the theft of the NYPD ball club items will be thoroughly investigated by DPD. When John Q Public's vehicle is burglarized in Dallas, they'll be lucky to even be able to make a offense report over the phone.  Forget about a live breathing police officer actually showing up to take a report.  The "investigation" will consist of a desk jockey officer shuffling paperwork and most likely closing the report as "unfounded" to keep Chief Brown happy with the Uniform Crime Report stats.


Sadly, the burglary of a motor vehicle statute in Texas was for all intents and purposes decriminalized when the Penal Code was re-written back in the 90's and the crime was reduced to a misdemeanor thanks to the late Governor Ann Richards hand picked committee stacked deep with liberal law school professors, leftist political hacks, defense attorneys, and not one single prosecutor.


Whatever the level of don't give a shit might be concerning property crime by Dallas prosecutors and police, you can bet their counterparts in the Big Apple give less than a shit about vehicle burglaries. 


As far as the NYPD officers who found themselves victims of BMV in Big D, sorry for your bad luck boys, but only a dumbass leaves anything of value they want to keep in a vehicle in Dallas, New York, and just about any place else in the U.S. because most of the nations prosecutors and police officers quit caring about property crime more than 20 years ago.

Michael in LH
Michael in LH

I can't stand thieves. The bastards drive me crazy. That said, they couldn't have picked a better bunch of people to rob. F the NYPD.

rke749
rke749

Yeah, Holman, first JFK and now this.  All 1.2 million of you should be ashamed.  Especially white people.  In Deep Ellum. 

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Rangers could have loaned cleats & gloves.... bats, notsamuch.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Forget the pawnshops ... look in the "baratalandias" on Jefferson and the weekly garage sales in E. Dallas.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Improperly secured gear.

"Nice one, Dallas." nice.

James_the_P3
James_the_P3

See, Dallas, this is what happens when you refuse to waive your constitutional rights and allow the police to "stop and frisk" people at random--you get tourists' softball equipment stolen.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Freakin "Out of towners". Amateurs.

And, emotional toll??? It's only a game. Though surely not as much fun as raping people with broom handles, or kidnapping cops who tell the truth.

Whiny assholes. If that's what it takes to send em home, well done.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

Understandably, NYPD declined as the impact of what happened had taken a significantly emotional toll,"

Oh c'mon, man up.

JSSS
JSSS

I think it's horrible that these folks had their property stolen.  That said, they are cops and they left their stuff in a car in a hotel parking lot overnight?  And these cops couldn't use borrowed equipment because having their bats, gloves, cleats, and jerseys stolen took such a "significant[] emotional toll" that they couldn't play a baseball game? Guess these NYC cops aren't used to non-violent crime at all.

MikeWestEast
MikeWestEast

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul The ancient law of hospitality is in play.  At one time it was one of the most grievous of offences.  It got Sodom obliterated from the sky in fact or religious teaching.  The city invited this team here and then one or more of our citizens violated that law.  Their actions make us all look bad.  Your truck was your problem.  File your claim and move on.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

Nasty comments below never mention that NYPD came to play here for a charitable cause.

Excellent point, so I'll revise my nasty comment:

C'mon guys, who played a charity game in Dallas three years ago, man up.

rke749
rke749

@holmantx Yeah, Holman, first JFK and now this.  All 1.2 million of you should be ashamed.  Especially white people.  In Deep Ellum. 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@casiepierce

What's worse is the reaction on the NY cops, with their emotional suffering of said bats, gloves, cleats, etc.

NYC has had Bloomberg, now de Blasio, the cops have become more sensitive there - and a little testy since they can't get big sodas.

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