Dec 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson (81) on the sidelines against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Jerome Simpson Had Some Sneakers and a Tea Set Stolen Off His Porch

Jerome Simpson is having all kinds of problems with his kleptomaniac neighbors. The Vikings receiver went on Twitter Sunday to gripe about the situation. According to Simpson the neighbors went onto his porch this weekend and stole two pairs of Custom J’s that were sitting out there I guess getting some air. They also took a $600 Teavana tea set. Simpson disgustedly tweeted:

I wasn’t gone put this on twitter but after they stole my tea set I had to! Super pissed!

You’re probably asking the same question as everyone else. Why did Jerome leave the stuff on his porch? Isn’t that sort of asking for it? According to Jerome, he never believed anyone in his neighborhood would be brazen enough to steal stuff right out from under his nose. He tweeted in response to a fan who asked him why he didn’t take the stuff inside:

because I thought I lived in a good neighborhood an if they were there for one day on my front porch they would be ok!

Jerome lives in the Twin Cities area somewhere. In a neighborhood he once thought was safe. But now Jerome has become disillusioned. There are bad people everywhere. Bad people who will walk right onto your porch and take your sneakers and tea set. As Jerome said, “Cold word!!!”

Indeed Jerome. The word is very cold.

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  • Jerry Belle

    Thieves love opportunity. One needs to remove the opportunity or at least make an effort to make stealing more difficult. Leaving items out in the open and very accessible is not how to do it. It’s a shame that good people have to live taking steps to thwart bad people all the time. Being naive that you live in a “good neighborhood” is not the smartest move. When one is careless and thinks that everyone is honest that is when your stuff is stolen and the thief or thieves will thank you for being such a cooperating victim.