Lions receiver Titus Young has had an eventful offseason for more reasons than one.
We knew Young had recently returned to Organized Team Activities and apologized for sucker punching teammate Louis Delmas, which resulted in the team sending him home for about a week. What we didn’t know is the home Young was sent back to had previously been trashed by someone who broke in and broke things.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Young’s house in Canton, Michigan, was severely damaged in February when someone broke in and smashed things with baseball bats. Three TVs and the SUV in his garage were among the big-ticket items damaged, and smaller items including a coffee table, lamp and clock were destroyed. Nothing was stolen.
“You can infer that that kind of thing might indicate somebody that was angry or hostile toward whoever lived there,” Canton Detective Sgt. Dave Schreiner said. “Of course we’re speculating, but burglaries don’t usually occur where somebody breaks in to steal stuff and in so doing does a great amount of damage. That’s going to make noise and draw attention, so it was somewhat out of the ordinary for all the damage that was done there.”
A neighbor who heard things breaking called the police, and Young came home while the police where at his house surveying the damage. Young told police he thinks the damage might have been done by a cousin he had a falling out with, but he also said he wouldn’t want that cousin prosecuted. Police said Young was cooperative and polite with them, but that Young did not return phone calls from officers or fill out paperwork they need to proceed with their investigation, so they closed the case.