Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Don't come aboard Noah's ark without being invited

That's the lesson a couple knuckleheads in Green Bay got loud and clear last Friday night. Reports emerged today that the home of Packers' RB Noah Herron was the site of an attempted break-in that night. Only problem for the alleged thieves was that Herron was home at the time. And, apparently, pretty well recovered from the injury that sidelined him all of last season.

When Herron heard the doorbell ring at about 11:15 p.m. he ignored it. He wasn't expecting any guests. Hearing noises on his deck and glass break, Herron called 911 to report a break-in. He then waited in his bedroom for the intruders. And while doing so, he unscrewed a bedpost from his bed. When the boneheads entered the bedroom - BAM!!! - Herron teed up one of them as if he was playing the Wack-a-Mole game. As of today, the guy is still in the hospital. The other genius was apprehended by police outside the home.

As Jim Rome advised tongue-in-cheek today on his ESPN show, Rome's Burning, maybe you want to know who's home you plan on breaking into before you do it. A 5'11" 215-pound NFL running back with a bedpost in hand might not be something you want to run into. Even more to the point, it's not really a good career path no matter what. Remember, kids: crime doesn't pay!

Herron has not commented on the incident. But you can read more about the details here if you're curious.