Justice Breyer Robbed at Machete-Point

Supreme Court judge faces robber in Caribbean home
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2012 4:58 PM CST
US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaking last year.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A machete-wielding intruder robbed Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at his Caribbean vacation home last week, the AP reports. Breyer, 73, his wife Joanna, and guests were surprised to see the robber in their house on the island of Nevis at about 9pm last Thursday. The robber snatched about $1,000 in cash and left without hurting anyone. No report of an arrest, but the crime was reported.

In case you're curious, Breyer reported in his last annual disclosure that the Nevis property is worth $100,000 to $250,000. And he's not the only Supreme Court justice to fall victim to crime. Young men assaulted Justice David Souter while he jogged on a city street in 2004, giving him minor injuries, and a robber stole Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's purse near her Washington home in 1996. Ginsburg wasn't hurt in the incident. (Read more Stephen Breyer stories.)

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