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Incident Report for Case #2012-5716

Incident Type


Incident Date

01/07/2012 - 8:57 AM


900 block Troy Dr.


Female, age 56, Madison


At one North Side Madison home family members embrace the color purple and the fight song: “V-I-K-I-N-G-S, Skol Vikings, Let’s Go!”

And they have not been shy about displaying their allegiance to the Minnesota franchise in the heart of the Packer Nation, as their mailbox had been in the shape of a Vikings’ helmet. The past tense is used, because at the end of December someone swiped the prized $600 plastic receptacle.

Undeterred, the owner bought a plain old metal mailbox for $25, and painted it – painted it purple. Game back on. Or so the 56-year old complainant had hoped, for on January 7th she contacted the MPD's Self Report Unit to let officers know the second mail box had also been stolen.

It was already not a great year for the Madison based Vikings fans. Minnesota went 3 and 13. Their team mailed it in, and now they are at a loss to fly the colors to put mail in.

Released 01/18/2012 at 11:21 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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