It's become standard operating procedure for candidates seeking political office in Cincinnati to somehow become victims of crime. Its so commonplace that I don't believe the stories anymore.
David Pepper was robbed and kidnapped (I can't even type that without laughing out loud); Christopher Smitherman's campaign office was vandalized with a brick thrown through the window; Jim Tarbell was physically attacked and assaulted and recently threatened with a [butter?] knife; Sam Malone's car paint was "keyed"; and Bobbie Stern's home was burglarized (the grand old lady actually chased the burglar away).
Add Justin Jeffre to the list of crime victims. According to this report from WCPO/Channel 9:
Mayor Hopeful Jeffre's Home Burglarized
Police are searching for a burglar who broke into the house of a former boy band member turned mayoral candidate.
According to a police report, someone broke into Justin Jeffre's Clifton Heights home on Monday night and stole several thousand dollars in video and music equipment.
That included a VCR, stereo, laptop computer, digital camera and a trombone.
Jeffre, 32, is a former member of 98 Degrees along with fellow SCPA grads Nick and Drew Lachey.
Jeffre is also running for Cincinnati Mayor.
I'd like to know if the police report states whether Jeffre had a burglar alarm? Was it activated? Have the cops responded to his residence before? Are there any suspects? Does Jeffre have any enemies? Where were Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson? Is VH1 sorry they didn't send a camera crew to follow Nick around now? I hear the Bravo Channel had huge ratings for their new show "Being Bobby Brown", I wonder if Jeffre watched it? What does he think about Whitney Houston? Does this have anything to do with the emailed press release I got from Jason Haap yesterday announcing that Justin Jeffre has agreed to meet with local blogger on July 27th?
[Hat Tip: The Cincinnati Nation.]
Addendum: A commenter reminded me that I failed to include serial crime-victim Nick Spencer on my list. Besides The Son of P & G, Jeffre, and Mistah Malone (they call him Mistah for a reason) the other alleged crime victims are Charterites. Is this part of their strategy for keeping people on Council? They sure aren't fighting for good, clean government anymore.