March 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak calls in a play against the Oregon Ducks during the first half at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-USA Today Sports

Utah Utes coach stops 2 seperate crimes in one week


Larry Krystkowiak should just change his name to Batman. After all, it would be a heck of a lot easier to say. Krystkowiak is the head coach of the Utes of Utah (so creative…) and spent his week doing more than just preparing his team for their upcoming basketball season.

Andy Katz of ESPN reported that he originally stopped a bike thief on Saturday, then helped capture a suspect who had been stealing equipment from the Athletic offices at the University of Utah.

The coaches had a description and were able to get a picture of the suspect passed around to the coaches and players on the team to be on the lookout. When they caught him Krystkowiak was quite pleased with himself.

Krystkowiak said that when he met up with them, the suspect was cuffed and in the police car. He said the suspect had on NBA socks that he had “stolen from us. So I tapped on the window, and when he looked up at me, I showed him the picture on my cellphone and said, ‘Hey buddy, is this you? We’ve been looking for you.’ It was good seeing him in handcuffs.”

He also gave 500 dollars to each of the two managers for their role in catching the criminal.

I am glad the coach is taking such an active interest in keeping the area safe. If he keeps catching thief’s he might be able to keep his job regardless of the Utes record on the court. Even if he this coaching thing doesn’t work out for him, he can probably find a job as a detective, or at least a security guard.

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