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There was an attempted break-in at Milan Lucic’s house ***UPDATED***

This is one of those things that I really don’t want to write about but feel the need to do it because it’s newsworthy so I will. According to Milan Lucic’s Twitter account, some asshat(s) out there tried to break into his place when he wasn’t home and steal whatever it is that asshats look for. 

This afternoon on Twitter, Milan Lucic gave a shout out to his alarm company and the EPS for quickly responding to a burglary at his home:

My first thought when I saw the tweet was that I was upset for both Lucic and his family. There’s a sick and helpless feeling that comes with having someone going through your stuff that’s hard to shake and I’m guessing that it’s something that the Looch clan is dealing with right now on some level. One time, I had my SUV broken into with the person going through my centre console, trunk and glove compartment to look for money or whatever, and it left me with a really horrible feeling inside. It’s a kind of helplessness that you can’t really describe unless you’ve been through it and hope that passes quickly for Lucic and his family even though he said it was a failed attempt.

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In my case, I remember feeling violated as I walked up to my truck, seeing that the door was open and finding my stuff scattered all over the vehicle. It was like a weird mix of uneasiness and also a punch to the gut, so seeing these tweets made me feel really bad for the dude. Failed break-in or not, this wasn’t just his vehicle that was sitting on the street as mine was, but his house where he lives with his wife and kids which takes this to a whole new level. That’s scary stuff and something no one should ever have to go through and, on an emotional level, I hope this is something they can get over quickly.

Lucic went on to clarify in a second tweet that it was his garage, specifically, that the thieves tried to get into but it’s not like that makes this any better.

You can say what you will about Milan Lucic as a hockey player and you can have your opinions about how he performs on the ice, but this is one of those moments where we can all universally agree that this is unacceptable. No one should ever have to go through the violation of having their home/garage/anything broken into and I feel bad for the guy and his family that they had to go through it. Luckily, the Lucics weren’t home at the time of the attempted break-in but I can’t imagine that it makes the feeling any better. Someone still tried to get in, and someone still wanted to steal his stuff.

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Actually, now that I think about it, I almost wish that Lucic was home because there would be nothing more terrifying than a raging Milan stampeding your way after he discovered you trying to break into his house. Chances are that these douches didn’t know whose garage they were hitting (maybe they did, I don’t know) but I doubt that they would have been prepared to deal with 260 lbs of angry Eastern European heritage. I’m happy that the cops were quick to respond and that no one was home in the first place, but I would have loved to hear about some jackass getting his teeth knocked out by Lucic after he caught them trying to steal his shit.

From all of us here at the Nation, I want to send some thoughts out to Lucic and his family. I’m glad that you guys weren’t home when this went down even though I still have amazing visuals running through my head of Milan beating the hell out of these jackasses. I hope that the sense of violation you probably feel right now subsides quickly and that the cameras caught everything they need to make an arrest. I hope the cops find these people so that you and your family get to move on as quickly as possible. For everyone else, just try to live your lives as good people and know that breaking into anyone’s space of any kind makes you an asshole that society doesn’t need in any way. Seems simple enough.

***UPDATE***

The big man tweeted out late last night that there was no actual break-in attempt at his house, which is great news, but that a neighbour had accidentally smashed a car into their garage. First, how the hell did that happen? Forget which pedal was the gas and which was the break? Second, I’m happy for Lucic and his family to hear that no one tried to break into his house but he should probably have a talk with his neighbour about how to keep ‘er between the navigational beacons. I don’t know where Lucic lives but I’m guessing it’s in a nice neighbourhood with some driveway mixed in there that should have prevented this kind of thing. The good news is that there was no break in. The bad news is that Lucic’s neighbour is a terrible driver.


Source: Milan Lucic, Verified Twitter Account, 5/3/2018 – 4:21 pm MST


  • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

    Good sentiment and all, but I can already imagine the poisonous anti-Lucic comments that are going to be flooding this section in a minute.

    Me personally, I’m glad nothing was taken (he did say it failed), but yeah, knowing someone was trying to take things from you is uneasy at best.

  • If you ever feel like an idiot just remember someone thought robbing Milan lucic’s house was a good idea. A “Milan Lucic beats up robber after attempted house attempt” story would be nice but im just glad the family wasn’t hurt.

    • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

      Actually you could get off with “self defence of property”. That is a legal defence in Canada. If someone is breaking into your home, you have the right to defend it however you see fit.

      • El Petrolero

        If you have the character to convince a judge you’re not homicidal and enough money to mount a significant legal defense against the crown, yeah I guess. There’s also the question of necessary force, if there’s any evidence to suggest you didn’t have to murder someone to defend yourself. Generally speaking if someone has been knocked to the ground or incapacitated/restrained you won’t easily be able to convince forensic analysts and judges that you needed to kick their skull in or choke them out in the name of self defense. Don’t take legal advice from people online.

        • RexHolez

          But if I’m sitting on the couch watching tv and someone breaks into my home, I’ll more than likely feel threatened and do whatever I need to do to take care of the threat. And I guarantee I won’t just challenge them to a fist fight. I’ll worry about the legal system after. Atleast I know I’ll still be alive

          • CMG30

            Uggg, terrible plan… so many things could go wrong… You don’t know how many people have broken in, you don’t know why they’re there, you don’t know if they are armed or not. Maybe it’s not even a B&E but it’s your GF cutting her business trip short to come surprise you… only to take a baseball bat to the face as she walks around a corner.

            If at all possible, the best thing to do is get away from the situation and call the police. Because in any physical confrontation, even in your own home, there is always the possibility that you get injured or killed. Is your brand new 4K TV really worth all that? Seriously, get your stuff insured… fire and theft… It probably already is if you own your home.

            Even worse if firearms of any type are discharged, even in self defense, as there’s a good chance you miss a few shots and drywall is not nearly as good at stopping bullets as that pedestrian walking by… or the neighbors kid…

            Be a grownup. Duck out the window. Call the cops.

  • “Thanks to the Edmonton police for responding quickly”

    Consider yourself lucky. Many police departments no longer respond to property crime. Cops pass the buck saying it’s an insurance matter.

    Also, not sure I would have tweeted this out. Now the robber knows where Lucic and his Stanley cup ring live.

  • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

    Looks like it was a false alarm. Lucic tweeted out that a neighbor accidentally drove a car into the garage door. No break in as they left a note

  • BlueHairedApe

    My first post must have got blocked but this brings back memories. Years ago I lived with my older brother. He’s just as big as Lucic and just as mean looking. One night he heard some noises and sure enough there was someone breaking into the garage. My brother chased him down the back alley in his shorts, tackled him on the gravel and there was a major wipeout. He dragged him back to the house and we called the cops. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that we realized this guy had crapped his pants lol

  • LAKID

    It was Chia. Chia sent a team of three to get rid of Lucic but he forgot Lucic doesn’t spend his offseason in Edmonton. Chia has covered his tracks however as Sleppy,Iro and Auvito have been sent to Siberia…….or have they?