Markstrom offers correction to robbery story
UPDATE: On Friday morning Panthers goaltender Jacob Markstrom offered a bizarre correction to his original "I stopped a robbery!" tweet:
not a robbery it was a shoplifting sorry for mixing does to up, didn't get the right guy but all the clothes r back in store at least— Jacob Markstrom (@j_markstrom) August 16, 2013
So did he just tackle a random shopper? We're guessing that he tackled the "right guy" and that his meaning just got lost in translation. But it's funny to imagine the 6-foot-6, 200 pound goaltender just jumping a random patron.
The incident took place at a shop called Ascot in Gävle, which is kind of like a more independent Harry Rosen. It's possible that Markstrom was in the market for an actual ascot though he strikes one as more of a gold helmet/Miley Cyrus tee kind of guy.
What is clear is that Jacob Markstrom should probably stay with his "stopping vulcanized rubber" day job and leave the Batman-type vigilantism to more qualified persons. Like Ken Hitchcock.
Jacob Markstom of the Florida Panthers is making the most of his off-season by keeping the streets safe.
The Panthers goaltender will be looking to make a few robberies of his own once the season starts in October.