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Lucas Duda says a moving company hired by the Mets robbed him

Apr 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EST

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Mets first baseman Lucas Duda filed a police report claiming that he had $1,600 worth of possessions stolen by a moving company hired by the team to move him into a new apartment while he was out of town.

Some details from Tina Moore of the New York Daily News:

Duda, 28, left town with the team on April 6, and gave the moving company access to his old pad on 153rd St. in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, sources said. He returned home to his new apartment on April 17 and found his front door open and several of his items missing, the sources said. The slugger was missing a checkbook, a knock-off Breitling watch, two jackets and a bracelet, the sources said, noting the total value of the items was about $1,600.

For some reason someone stealing a knock-off watch seems funny to me, but I’m guessing it was probably still more expensive than any watch I’ve ever owned. Also, having moved within the past three months I can definitely say that handing over all of your possessions to strangers is extremely stressful and I can’t imagine letting those strangers move you into a new place while you weren’t even around to check things out.

  1. imnotyourbuddyguy - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    You move all the little things of value yourself, you hire movers for the big stuff and sealed boxes.

    Come on man

  2. professor30 - Apr 29, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Kieth Hernandez moved himself with help from his good friend Jerry Seinfeld.

  3. gothapotamus90210 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    You’re making $519k this season and you admitted to having a knock off Breitling … c’mon, man.

    • gothapotamus90210 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Correction: you made $519k last season & are making $1.64M this season.

  4. largebill - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Most expensive watch for most of us is our cellphone.

  5. mantastic54 - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    The moving company was probably owned by the Wilpons

    • drewsylvania - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      beat me to it. Was the name on the side of the truck “Will-Pawns”?

      • bbk1000 - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM

        This is great….haha….

  6. jm91rs - Apr 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    If the moving company had access to the house, why leave the front door open? I’m guessing someone didn’t lock up and another person came back and swiped a few things.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      Ike Davis?

  7. jerze2387 - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Lucas,

    Thanks for the jackets. Not so much the watch.

    -Ike

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Mets medical staff is reporting that the items are not stolen and are just day-to-day with “general missingness.” Expected to return in 2-3 days

  9. pilonflats - Apr 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    I think this thread has the best comments ive seen for an article in some time. well done. for those who need to utilize the thumbs down feature compulsively, feel free to take it out on this post.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 29, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Well sure, now that I have permission I can’t resist.

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