|Posted: February 8, 2007, 2:10 pm - IP Logged|
LottoMike in a new topic posted today talked about what people saw happening in the Lotteries in the next 5 years. I talked about the first half billion dollar jackpot. If that were the case, I would hire top notch security for me and my family. What caused me to think in terms of secuirty was what happened to a BILLIONAIRE in San Diego last week. See below. Makes you think. If I won anything above $50,000,000 I would hire full time security detail. What are your thoughts LP Members.
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) -- A man posing as a delivery person forced his way into the home of business titan Ernest Rady, holding Rady's wife and housekeeper hostage while demanding cash, then shocking the billionaire with a stun gun before fleeing, police said Wednesday.
Rady, 69, wasn't home when the suspect arrived at the La Jolla residence Tuesday afternoon, said San Diego Police Department watch commander Jim Schorr.
The intruder knocked on the door. After Rady's wife, accompanied by the couple's housekeeper, opened the door, the suspect pulled out a handgun and forced his way in, police said.
The two women were taken to a back bedroom, where they were bound with duct tape, police said.
Less than two hours later, Rady arrived and was stunned by the intruder; he was hospitalized for minor injuries, police said.
The man left the house 51/2 hours later with little cash and no other valuables, police said. Schorr said the couple didn't keep much cash in the house.
Police were searching for the man Wednesday.
Rady, a former part-owner of the San Diego Padres, made a $2.1 billion fortune by establishing Westcorp, one of the country's largest auto finance companies. It was sold to Wachovia Corp. in 2005 for $3.42 billion. Rady was ranked No. 140 last year on Forbes magazine's list of 400 richest Americans.