Attempted Break-In at Robert Brady’s Philadelphia Home

Posted June 15, 2012 at 4:04pm

At the end of a weeklong recess for House Members, the Pennsylvania home of Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) was the target of an attempted break-in.

“USCP currently has an active investigation [for] this case [and] is currently working [with] local law enforcement in Pennsylvania,” Lt. Kimberly Schneider, spokeswoman for the Capitol Police, told Roll Call in an email statement.

A source close to Brady also confirmed the accuracy of information contained in a series of local media write-ups of the incident.

Though Brady was away at the time, according to news reports, his wife, Debbie, was at home by herself. Hearing a knock on the door, she discovered the house’s telephone and cable lines had been cut and that three men wearing masks and sweatshirts were standing in the front lawn.

Debbie Brady banged on the window and quickly scared them away, according to retellings of the story. She then called 911.

A seven-term Member of Congress, Brady serves as ranking member of the House Administration Committee, the panel that oversees security on Capitol Hill.