An 81-year-old Florida man knew his home had been broken into as soon as he returned from an exercise class. After taking a look around, Bill Breede saw something that made his heart sink.
The spot on his bookshelf that held his prized piece of sports memorabilia was empty. For this Boston Red Sox fan and Massachusetts native, it was a kick in the gut worse than the other items that walked out with the burglar who broke in through a window.
His autographed Ted Williams baseball was one of the items taken on July 6.
Luckily, though, all the pieces fell into place once Breede’s stolen credit cards became active in area stores.
Police tracked the movements of 25-year-old Shane Cashman and put together a convincing case. Where does a stolen Ted Williams ball wind up and how much does it sell for?
The Sun-Sentinel has the answers after police laid out the whole story.