The Manatee County home of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton “Pudge” Fisk was burglarized and thousands of dollars in collectible coins stolen, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
A pest control service notified deputies Thursday that the unoccupied house on 63rd Avenue East had been broken into, a secluded location east of Bradenton and surrounded by trees. Dave Bristow, the spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that the home is owned by the 64-year-old Baseball Hall of Fame catcher.
“All they took was the coins, there were other things that they didn’t take that were of value,” Bristow said. The silver coins were worth thousands of dollars; no baseball memorabilia or other valuable items in the home were taken.
Since no other items were stolen, the Sheriff’s Office is considering that the house was not a “random” target, but the burglar knew the coins were there.
Bristow said he does not know how often the Fisks are at the home, but they had been out of town for about a week. The home was burglarized sometime during the week they were gone.
Posted: December 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM | 19 comment(s)