Michael Jordan is one of the most famous and successful athletes of all time, but even he is not immune to crime. On Tuesday his Illinois home was reportedly broken into by an 18-year-old man who was arrested on the scene.
According to various sources, the Highland Park police department responded to a call from neighbors about a burglary in progress at Jordan’s seven-acre estate on Point Drive. The police arrived just after 4 p.m. and found Raiden K. Hagedorn inside the 56,000-square-foot mansion. He was charged with three misdemeanors: one count of criminal trespass to occupied residence and two counts of criminal damage to property.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with canines and a second suspect, a minor, was also taken into custody. However, no details were released about the juvenile due to his age. The authorities did not believe that Hagedorn intended to steal anything from the property, as only a window was damaged.
Jordan no longer lives at the residence, as he put it on the market in 2012 for a record-setting $29 million. The price has since dropped to $14,855,000, but the home has not found a buyer yet. The property features a 32,683-square-foot family house built in 1995, where Jordan and his ex-wife Juanita raised their three children. It also includes a guest house, a 500-bottle wine cellar, a custom wood-trimmed cigar parlor, and Jordan’s iconic jersey number “23” on the gate.
The break-in raises questions about how secure Jordan’s home is and whether it needs more protection. The property is surrounded by a fence and has security cameras and alarms, but apparently that was not enough to deter the intruders. Perhaps Jordan should consider hiring more guards or installing more advanced security systems to prevent future incidents.
Jordan has not commented on the burglary attempt, but he is probably not too worried about it. He has other homes in Florida and North Carolina, where he owns the Charlotte Hornets NBA team. He is also busy with his business ventures and philanthropic efforts, such as donating $100 million over 10 years to organizations fighting for racial equality.
Jordan is still widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, having won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and numerous individual awards. He is also one of the richest athletes in the world, with an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion. He has earned his fame and fortune through hard work and dedication, but he also needs to protect his assets and legacy from potential threats.