Thursday, September 16, 2010

Yankees Apparel Proves Popular With Criminals

For some reason I'm not the least bit surprised.
A Yankees baseball cap is a popular choice among suspects in a range of crimes, according to an analysis by the New York Times.

The analysis finds that in the past 10 years, more than 100 suspects in serious crimes were wearing Yankees caps at the time of the crime or during their arrest or arraignment.

Criminologists say the suspects may be fans of the Bombers, or simply making a fashion statement.

The Times analysis found Yankees caps were about three times as common as Mets caps among crime suspects
Well- for us Sox fans, there's octegenerian fugitive Irish mobster Whitey Bulger. Many of the available photos of him the FBI circulates show him wearing a Red Sox cap.

But apparently a Yankees cap at some point was considered a must-have accessory by many in the hip-hop world, whether or not you lived in New York or were a baseball fan.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that in the Times this morning. Does that mean the police will now be following, watching, tapping the phones of all Yankee's sports clothing wearers? I think the criminals are wearing them because there are a lot of them so they are not noticed so much.