The reality star discovered his apartment had been burglarized after spending Christmas in Pennsylvania

By Liz Berman and David Caplan
Updated December 26, 2009 08:55 PM
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Jon Gosselin returned to New York after spending Christmas in Pennsylvania with his eight children to discover his apartment had been burglarized.

“[He] called me this afternoon . . . when he entered his apartment in Manhattan and was horrified, disheartened and saddened to observe the devastation of his furniture, clothing and personal belongings, which were apparently slashed with a butcher knife by a very troubled and sick perpetrator,” Gosselin’s lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, said in a statement Saturday. “Jon immediately contacted me and facilitated the able assistance of the New York City Police Department who immediately dispatched an experienced detective to Jon s apartment.”

According to Heller, Gosselin, 32, discovered a note that was “speared” into his wooden dresser. Heller also says that Gosselin’s television, CD player, coffee maker, a Nintendo Wii game and dishes, pots and pans were stolen from the New York apartment, while some of his clothing, luggage and bedding was slashed.

“The greatest damage from this vicious, mean spirited and heartless crime was perpetrated not on Jon s property and possessions, but on Jon Gosselin himself, who experienced a traumatic, emotional, roller coast ride having just shared a joyful family gathering with his children during their Christmas,” Heller’s statement read.