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Say It Ain't So: Yankees Caps Are Lids Of Choice For Many Crooks

Sep 16, 2010

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Here's an interesting story for those who love and hate baseball's Yankees.

According to The New York Times:

"Dozens of men and women who have robbed, beaten, stabbed and shot at their fellow New Yorkers have done so while wearing Yankees caps or clothing. ...

"Yankees caps and clothing have dominated the crime blotter for so long, in so many parts of the city and in so many types of offenses, that it defies an easy explanation. Criminologists, sports marketing analysts, consumer psychologists and Yankees fans have developed their own theories, with some attributing the trend to the popularity of the caps among gangsta rappers and others wondering whether criminals are identifying with the team's aura of money, power and success."

Hmm. Yet another reason not to like the Bronx Bombers?

Or, would a search of police blotters in other cities show it just depends on where you live? If you know, tell us in the comments thread.

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