It would appear that former Seton Hall men’s basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez and Lakers forward Pau Gasol have something unusual in common — a love for the man purse. Unlike Gasol, who was seen carrying a purse that he more than likely purchased, Gonzalez was arrested and charged with shoplifting and criminal mischief for stealing a men’s satchel from a Polo Ralph Lauren store.
The incident occurred on June 29th and the man purse was worth a whopping $1,395. Here’s some of the Milburn Police Department report that explains how Gonzalez got bagged, courtesy of Sports by Brooks via NorthJersey.com:
According to reports, the manager of store told police that the manager of Joe’s American Bar and Grill returned a men’s satchel to her that belonged to Polo Ralph Lauren and said an individual came into the restaurant, left the satchel with the hostess and never returned.
The satchel, valued at $1,395, was reportedly damaged in the area where a sensor tag had been attached. An investigation into the incident by the Millburn Detective Bureau resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for Robert P. Gonzalez, 47, of Harrison, N.Y., for allegedly removing the sensor device from the satchel and walking out of the store without paying for the item.
If only you had kept the purse with you, Bobby. You might have gotten away with it and been the proud owner of a brand new man purse, or woman purse, or satchel, or whatever you borderline women’s clothing article-wearers call them.