The City Of Brotherly Shove

A Philadelphia man was abducted and robbed after he returned from a trip to the casino Sunday morning. I guess the only time you should ever gamble is when you eat at McDonald’s.

Philadelphia police say a man was abducted and tied up inside a basement after he arrived home from a Bensalem, Pennsylvania casino early Sunday morning.

The victim told police he noticed a U-Haul van parked in front of his residence on the 600 block of Adams Avenue in the city’s Crescentville section after he arrived home from Parx Casino around 1 a.m.

The irony here is the neighborhoods which sound really nice are usually war zones. Crescentville, Kensington, Nicetown, Overbrook; they’re all violent areas with shootings nearly every week.

It was not clear if he had been followed. After parking the car, the victim says he was approached by three masked men, at least two were armed. He told police they grabbed him as he made his way inside his home and threw him into the back of the van.

Police say the suspects took the man to an unknown location, tied him up in the basement and demanded information about the money hidden inside his home.

Well, I doubt they picked out a random home late Saturday night and hoped the resident had a great night playing the slots. The thugs obviously followed him home.

11 thoughts on “The City Of Brotherly Shove

  1. I’m guessing he would have been better off gambling earlier in the day and getting home around 1 p.m. rather than 1 a.m. Although since I don’t gamble I have no idea what kind of hours casinos have.


  2. Let me get this straight, he went to the casino & won a bunch of $$$, which he then hid in his home. Then when he got home at ungodly o’clock in the morning, then some fellow citizens kidnapped him & put him into a U-Haul van & forced him to tell him where the $$$ was hidden.

    Sounds like he lost all he had at the casino & made up a story to keep his spouse from killing him & to keep from getting either evicted or have the utilities turned off (or both). Maybe he’s dumb enough to think he can get his homeowners insurance to reimburse him.


  3. I grew up in Wynnewood. Nana’s house was across the street from the Overbrook train station. We used to go there as (very) young kids and play outside, no concerns at all. This is ~1970.


    1. My maternal grandparents lived in Bridgeport, PA. Wanted to buy their home when they passed, but I had to live in the city to be a cop. I loved that town. Settled by Slovaks, everyone knew everyone else, and it was always a peaceful town.


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