Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What's Wrong With This Headline?

Scrappy couple foil Lynn home invasion

Paul Reardon and Kelly Sullivan were unharmed and only lost a portable telephone following the 20-minute break-in that began at 8:25 a.m. when Reardon heard a knock on his 150 Lynnway front door.

"I said, 'who is it?' and bang, they came crashing through the door," Reardon said.

The taller of the two men wrestled Reardon, who uses a motorized chair to get around, onto his dining room floor.

Sullivan shouted at the intruders as she ran to help him.

She asked who the men were, and according to Sullivan, the taller of the two men responded by saying the men were 'the police.'

Sullivan then asked the man where his badge was.

"That upset them," she said.

The man's accomplice turned a handgun on her while he handcuffed Sullivan's hands behind her back and handcuffed Reardon to a kitchen chair.

Then the pair started ransacking the couple's home.

If this is what passes for a "foiled" home invasion in Lynn, I'd hate to be the victim of a successful one.