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Former Bears coach Mike Ditka robbed
ABC 7 Chicago ^ | May 4, 2005 | ABC 7 Chicago

Posted on 05/04/2005 1:53:38 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka robbed May 4, 2005 — Chicago police are looking for the person who stole a big chunk of money from former Bears coach Mike Ditka.

Police say someone took $30,000 in cash from a black bag inside Ditka's condo in the city.

He and his wife had been out of town since November. They returned home Monday to find that the money was gone.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blackbagjob; dabears; dacoach; darobbery; ditka; mikeditka
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1 posted on 05/04/2005 1:53:41 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

....why was $30,000 in a black bag lying around in his condo?


2 posted on 05/04/2005 1:54:14 PM PDT by mike182d ("Let fly the white flag of war." - Zapp Brannigan)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Why do you keep $30G in a urban area?


3 posted on 05/04/2005 1:54:41 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Has Ricky Williams been questioned?


4 posted on 05/04/2005 1:55:19 PM PDT by inkling
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

I freak when I leave $30 laying around over the weekend but $30,000 in cash? What was he thinking????? And just the cash? Nothing else? And for what reason did he need that amount of cash? Too many questions here .........


5 posted on 05/04/2005 1:56:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If Love Can't Buy You Happiness, You Don't Know Where To Shop")
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To: Pyro7480

Ynot? I keep 1/2 million in my trunk, 1/4 million in back pocket and 3 million laying around my home at any given time :) /sarc


6 posted on 05/04/2005 1:56:16 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: mike182d

Cuz he is da Coach.

Any more questions?


7 posted on 05/04/2005 1:56:43 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Yo, Mike, there's this crazy building downtown, it's got lots of bricks, armed guards, nicely dressed employees, free coffee. Called a BANK. Might want to look into it.


8 posted on 05/04/2005 1:57:21 PM PDT by keepingtrack
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To: mike182d

....why was $30,000 in a black bag lying around in his condo?

***
That was my question. Sure wouldn't leave such a large amount of cash lying around, especially if I was going to be gone for several months.


9 posted on 05/04/2005 1:57:22 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: keepingtrack

Yo, Mike, there's this crazy building downtown, it's got lots of bricks, armed guards, nicely dressed employees, free coffee. Called a BANK. Might want to look into it.

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Free coffee? My bank doesn't give me any free coffee. *Pout*


10 posted on 05/04/2005 1:58:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: mike182d

Campaign contributions?


11 posted on 05/04/2005 1:58:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (The murder of Terri Schindler Schiavo - NOT IN OUR NAME)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

12 posted on 05/04/2005 1:58:50 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (http://mundane-noodle.blogspot.com)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Now if he had a CCW...


13 posted on 05/04/2005 1:59:03 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("The Republican Party is the France of politics" - Laz)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

That's almost as bad as Paris Hilton leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry laying around her apartment, only to get robbed.


14 posted on 05/04/2005 2:00:30 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: fatnotlazy

I can't even imagine what kind of freebies Mike Ditka would get if he strolled into a bank in downtown Chicago. The mind reels. He'd get all kinds of stuff for showing up, not to mention if he deposited $30K.

What a moran.


15 posted on 05/04/2005 2:00:50 PM PDT by keepingtrack
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

BUTKUS!!


16 posted on 05/04/2005 2:01:50 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
That would be burglarized, not robbed.
17 posted on 05/04/2005 2:02:37 PM PDT by BigBobCA
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
"My little black bag of cash is about this big, and has $60,000 in it.


18 posted on 05/04/2005 2:02:38 PM PDT by petercooper (Put Mark Levin on the Supreme Court.)
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19 posted on 05/04/2005 2:02:52 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Dumb seems to fit.


20 posted on 05/04/2005 2:04:16 PM PDT by cynicom (<p)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

He wasn't robbed, he was burgled.


21 posted on 05/04/2005 2:05:13 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: mike182d

for $1000 he could have bought a 1200 lb safe and kept his money and a whole slew of firearms safe.......wonder where he keeps his Polish Sausage ('Da Bears' Ping)


22 posted on 05/04/2005 2:05:27 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An Armed Society is a Polite Society" Heinlein)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Dear Insurance Company,

I was robbed.

I had $30,000, the Hope Diamond, an autographed picture of Bigfoot, and a bottle of water from the fountain of youth sitting on my kitchen counter.

See, I've got the empty bag to prove it.

Please send the check to cover my loss by Friday.


23 posted on 05/04/2005 2:05:34 PM PDT by el_chupacabra (I'm glad you were born.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Video footage has captured the culprits celebrating their successful getaway:


24 posted on 05/04/2005 2:06:13 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (History remembers only what was, not what might have been.)
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To: inkling

Ricky may be a suspect...but they'll never recover the money.

It was likely spent on high-grade marijuana.


25 posted on 05/04/2005 2:07:15 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: keepingtrack

Sounds like some attempt at fraud to me.


26 posted on 05/04/2005 2:07:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Ah...the bullsh*t light on my computer just went off.


27 posted on 05/04/2005 2:08:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: toothfairy86
"That's almost as bad as Paris Hilton leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry laying around her apartment, only to get robbed." Call me a red-pinkie (which I ain't),....but the spoiled rich b*tch has no value for things and dont deserve em....TFB.
28 posted on 05/04/2005 2:08:33 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An Armed Society is a Polite Society" Heinlein)
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To: Pyro7480

Simple: Ditka likes cash.


29 posted on 05/04/2005 2:11:38 PM PDT by demlosers (Rumsfeld: "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy.'')
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Video footage has captured the culprits celebrating their successful getaway:" I think the one all the way on the left did it.....
30 posted on 05/04/2005 2:12:24 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An Armed Society is a Polite Society" Heinlein)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

So $30K is all Coach got for agreeing to not run for that open Senate seat?


31 posted on 05/04/2005 2:14:34 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
The cops should be looking for large purchases of sausage...Polish Sausage.
32 posted on 05/04/2005 2:18:55 PM PDT by PfromHoGro (Bulls...Bulls..Bulls.......Bears.....Bears....Ditka.....sausage...polish sausage..)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Mike-repeat after me..."Da Bank."


33 posted on 05/04/2005 2:23:50 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

It was for hair products


34 posted on 05/04/2005 2:49:28 PM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

I was going to say...it figures they robbed the place while he was gone. I don't think I'd want to try to rob that old man face to face.

"Dikka against an armed robber. Who wins?"
"Dikka."


35 posted on 05/04/2005 2:51:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (...somebody had to post it...why not me?)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
That's what he gets for leaving his dog alone for almost six months.

$30K can only go so far for pizza, beer and chicken wings. Never mind the cost of the lawn service to pick up in the yard after his buddies leave after a night of watching reruns of A Boy and His Dog.

36 posted on 05/04/2005 2:51:56 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

That wasn't robbery, it was larceny or burglary.

I wouldn't want to be the fool who tries to rob Mike Ditka.


37 posted on 05/04/2005 2:53:05 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: BigBobCA
That would be burglarized, not robbed.

Yep, see my #37.

38 posted on 05/04/2005 2:54:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

"What you get" has a whole different meaning here.


39 posted on 05/04/2005 2:54:54 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

That was just the Levitra money.


40 posted on 05/04/2005 2:59:04 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

LOL. Maybe some idiots took it. I can just see the Ebay ad now.

"$30,000 cash, once owned by HOF coach Mike Ditka. Buy now price: $10,000!"


41 posted on 05/04/2005 3:01:22 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: Pyro7480

Why do you keep $30G in a urban area?

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Why would anyone keep $30,000 cash ANYWHERE? :)


42 posted on 05/04/2005 3:16:57 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Thiry thousand in a black bag? What is that all about? lol


43 posted on 05/04/2005 4:10:21 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

You must be the WV lottery winner (Jack Whittacker?)!


44 posted on 05/04/2005 4:47:30 PM PDT by penowa
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Rich folk keep oodles of cash in the house all the time
My friends uncle kept over 130,000 in a sock drawer for crying out loud
they found it when he passed away suddenly
some people dont trust banks
others just like to have cash floating about
no big deal
sucks he got burgled though


45 posted on 05/04/2005 4:50:58 PM PDT by DM1
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To: penowa

penowa wrote:
You must be the WV lottery winner (Jack Whittacker?)!

--> Ummmm No, I didn't say i was a jackazz! LOL
I just looked at my pocket liners though, empty.. The dream of being a gajillionare was good while it lasted :)


46 posted on 05/04/2005 11:54:01 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

That was his payoff from Lavitra. It's the little capsules at the bottom of the bag he's more upset about.


47 posted on 05/05/2005 12:13:20 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (If you can think 180-degrees apart from reality, you might be a Democrat.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Da Coach needs ta haff a lil bitta whip money rount at all timez, ya knoz. He's Da Coach fer cryin' oud lout. Jees.

An dat's all we neet ta know, ya goddit? Goot. Nexd?

Dond haff a hard ettack er sumpin, OK?

48 posted on 05/05/2005 12:21:07 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It was wrong.")
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Got, I miss Da Superfanz. Jees.


49 posted on 05/05/2005 12:22:02 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It was wrong.")
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Can you even be insured for that much loose cash??


50 posted on 05/05/2005 12:27:04 AM PDT by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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