Cops: Man Robbed At Gunpoint As He Watched Football In His Man Cave

In an appalling violation of a sacred space, an Illinois man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening as he watched college football in his man cave, Peoria police report.

The 9:30 PM robbery, investigators say, occurred as the homeowner was relaxing in his renovated garage, the door to which was open.

While sitting on his couch, the victim heard a noise in the man cave. When he turned toward the sound, he saw a young man pointing a gun at his head. The intruder demanded cash, but when the victim said he had none, the gunman instead stole a cell phone.

The victim told police that the gunman appeared to be in his 20s. A possible accomplice was hiding behind a car parked in the driveway, the victim told cops.

As first reported by the Journal Star, a police dog was brought to the crime scene, but was unable to track the armed robber.