Staten Island Congressman's Mailbox Stolen: Report

Rep. Michael Grimm's mailbox was stolen while he was in Washington, D.C, and police are launching a full-scale investigation.

Friday, Feb 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:19 AM EDT
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SI Congressman's Mailbox Stolen: Report

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Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

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An investigation has been launched on Staten Island after a congressman's mailbox was stolen, according to a published report.

Police sources told the New York Post that investigators dusted for fingerprints and swabbed for skin cells that could give DNA clues to who stole U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm's mailbox in front of his New Springville home.

The box was taken between Monday night and Tuesday morning, while the former FBI undercover agent was in Washington.

A tenant in the two-story house discovered the white mailbox, which had an engraved eagle on it, was stolen Tuesday morning and called the police.

“I thought somebody hid the thing on me,” Chris Graffagnino told The Post, “like a prank or something. I can’t imagine why somebody would want a mailbox. It’s just stupid.”

Police believe the mailbox was empty when it was taken. It wasn't the only mailbox stolen in his neighborhood.

But the theft comes as Washington ethics groups are calling for the freshman Republican to be investigated.

A political group called the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called Thursday for an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics into his fundraising during the 2010 election.
 

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