The NYPD baseball team was supposed to play the Dallas Fire Department in the championship game of a charity tournament last week, but the police officers were forced to forfeit the contest after having $15,000 worth of gear, equipment, and uniforms stolen from the team's minivan.
As of now, no arrests have been made.
According to manager José Vasquez, the officers were devastated about having to cancel the final game:
“Being a victim sucks. We’re not too often on this side of things — making the police report, not taking it.
“The guys are really upset, they’re devastated. They were even willing to play this afternoon in shorts; that’s how much they love baseball . . . Some of the guys would rather their luggage be stolen than uniforms."
The bad news in all of this is that the NYPD team had gone 3-1 in the tournament, and a victory in the title game looked likely. But the good news is that having a bunch of uniforms stolen is only the second-most embarrassing thing to happen to the NYPD in recent weeks. [New York Post]