Monday, April 20, 2009

Something Doesn't Add Up Here

So here's a report stating New Jersey State Senate Democrat Ray Lesniak was the victim of a home invasion early Saturday, but some things just don't add up.
Alone in his ranch house, state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union) said he was awakened in the early morning hours Saturday by a rustling noise.

He opened his eyes to two figures standing a few feet away in his darkened bedroom. The young men had appeared as surprised as he was, Lesniak said -- perhaps because they had expected the house in a quiet residential section of Elizabeth to be empty.

"Shoot him," one robber said. The other disagreed. "No, no, stay cool," Lesniak recalled him saying.

Lesniak, 62, who said he never saw a gun, lost cash, a cellular phone and the keys to his car, before the pair fled.

Police labeled the home invasion "highly unusual." Lesniak's neighborhood, consisting mostly of stately colonial homes near Kean University, is usually peaceful, although it borders a high-crime area around the Oakwood Plaza apartment complex.
So his home borders a high-crime area yet it's unusual to have break-ins nearby?

This isn't the only thing that doesn't make sense.
"We just want some money -- just don't do anything crazy," Lesniak recalled one saying, as he lay in bed. "We're good people, we're just in a bad place right now."
What, was he recording this conversation?
He said he offered his expensive Rolex watch, but they declined it. Taking the money, they told him not to "go calling the cops." Then they grabbed his BlackBerry and his house and car keys off the counter, and ran out. He later found they left his Lexus hybrid untouched in the garage.
He later found this out? Wouldn't he have realized this when he didn't hear the garage door open and his car starting and leaving the premises?

Now it gets weirder.
Lesniak, who doesn't have a home phone, said he waited to make sure the two were gone. Then he threw on sweat pants and a sweat shirt and walked a few blocks to the Elizabeth firehouse on Irvington Avenue. He rang the doorbell, and firefighters called police about 2:30 a.m., he said.
Now why doesn't a high-ranking state senator have a home phone? What, is he not available to his constituents in a time of need? Is he concerned the FBI would be wiretapping him? And why walk to a firehouse? Doesn't he have any neighbors?
Lesniak, who often spends weekends at the Jersey Shore, said he doesn't harbor animosity toward the robbers, but is annoyed with himself for not activating his home security system.
Now as someone in the comments to this story points out, you need a landline in order to have a home security system.

Something just doesn't add up here.

Curiously, there is no description of the suspects. How can people be on the lookout for these perps when we don't know who to look for?

Others find this unusual, to say the least.

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