Manny Pacquiao: Are Pacman's Burglars World's Dumbest Criminals?

Joseph HealyCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Trainer Freddie Roach (L) and professional Boxer Manny Pacquiao attend the press conference for Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez's World Welterweight Championship Fight at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on September 6, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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In a shocking story broken Friday afternoon, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao's Los Angeles-area home has been burglarized.

Details are still few at this point, but TMZ was on the story quickly. They shared the details they did have with their readers:

It happened minutes ago.  Someone ransacked Manny's Hancock Park mansion.

TMZ continued with a few more details:

Police are on the scene.  They are not sure what was taken...they're trying to contact Manny.

Manny is out of town, so he was not at home at the time of the break-in.

What on Earth were those burglars thinking?

There's a good chance that the burglars knew he wasn't home, but what if he had been home? That shouldn't be a chance they are willing to take.

If Pacman had been at home, there would have been two hits on each of those criminals. The first would be Pacquiao hitting them in the face and the second would be them hitting the floor.

In all seriousness, it's a relief that Manny's family wasn't there and that everyone is safe. You have to wonder what this means for Pacquiao's future. He is financially set to the point that he doesn't need a life in the limelight.

He might feel that his celebrity, and the money that comes with it, isn't worth putting his family at risk.

Pacman also has a November bout against Juan Manuel Marquez looming on the horizon. A distraction like this can't be good for his preparation.

Here's to hoping that the criminals are put away for a good, long-time and Manny and his family get most of their belongings back.