The Afternoon Fuzz

In today’s Afternoon Fuzz: X-Men assisting SPD, Madrona bizs burgled, and NFL sexytime!

1) Seattle police are relying on the X-Men for help in a burglary investigation in North Seattle.

Police records say around 6:45 am on September 10, a burglar backed his truck into the back door of a trading card shop and a neighboring business at 140th and Aurora.

The burglar got inside the business next to the card store, and punched holes in the wall. Police say he then pulled several boxes of trading cards through the hole in the wall, including a box of X-Men trading cards, which he set on the floor.

The man made his way into the card shop—through the holes in the wall—and smashed several display cases with a hammer. He then snatched up baseball cards—some from as far back as 1952—and left the building.

Police found surveillance video of the break-in, and recovered the box of X-Men trading cards to check for fingerprints.

Police say the the burglar caused $20,000 in losses and damage to the card shop.

2) In another pricey break-in in the Central District, burglars made off with $45,000 worth of clothing and beauty supplies from two Madrona shops. From Central District News:

Burglars stole product estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars from two Madrona businesses last week, according the police report. Salon Kismet estimated the value of the stolen property at $15,000 in beauty supplies, tools, products and jewelry, while Juniper estimated their losses at $30,000 in high-end women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. Both businesses are located on E Spring St near 34th Ave.

A witness may have spotted the suspects, who are described as white males in their mid-to-late 40s. One was 6’2″ with blonde hair, large build and wearing a sports jersey. The other was 5’9″ with brown hair and a medium build.

3) Pat downs at Seahawks games are about to get a whoooooole lot sexier. After a South Carolina man used a stun gun on a Marine at a football game on 9/11 (patriotism!), the NFL has stepped up its security procedures and, in an effort to make going to a football game almost as much fun as going to the airport, will now pre-game pat-downs a full-contact sport.

From USA Today:

The NFL wants all fans patted down from the ankles up this season to improve fan safety.

Previously, security guards only patted down fans from the waist up before gaining entry to NFL stadiums. Under the new “enhanced” pat-down procedures, the NFL wants all 32 clubs to search fans from ankles to the knees as well as the waist up.