Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Sen. Martinez's wallet stolen



(AP) SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A wallet belonging to U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., was stolen when his rental car was broken into over the weekend, police said.

Martinez, his wife and son had driven from Chicago to attend the Stanford-Notre Dame football game on Saturday, and the wallet was inadvertently left on the front seat of the car in the driveway of Notre Dame professor emeritus Jay Dolan in nearby Granger, Ind.

A neighbor later found Martinez's wallet in the yard. The senator's credentials were intact, but $180 in cash was missing.

Martinez's nephew, Eric Maust, is a punter for the Irish.


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:53am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours