The son of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night near his family home, according to a police report.
Roscoe Ricketts, 19, was near Underwood Avenue and Fairacres Road when he was mugged by someone at gunpoint about 9 p.m., he later told police.
A neighbor called 911 about 9:15 p.m.
Roscoe Ricketts’ black iPhone “with a black phone case and cartoon theme background” was the only item listed as stolen. The value was listed as $100.
The mugger reportedly was driving an older white car.
Pete Ricketts said Monday that his son was doing fine. He complimented the Omaha Police Department for doing â€śa fantastic jobâ€ť of responding to the incident.
â€śThey were very professional, very compassionate,â€ť he said.
The governor, who is running for re-election, said he doesn’t think there was any connection between the crime and his sonâ€™s appearance in televised campaign ads.
â€śI think it was a random event,â€ť Ricketts said. â€śI donâ€™t think there was any sort of targeting. It was unfortunate. My son was out running at night and got mugged.â€ť