Now comes word that Hecker--last seen grinning at you from a back-of-a-bus advertisement--was injured in a single-vehicle crash last night in Plymouth.
Hecker's car struck a utility pole on County Road 6 in Plymouth just before 10 p.m. The crash caused a minor power outage in the area, according to WCCO-TV. He was whisked to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he's reportedly doing fine (his condition's listed as fair).
Insensitive sidebar: You irony aficionados out there might take issue with the headline, maintaining that this scenario falls short of True Irony. A fair point. In the comment section, please feel free to insert imagined variables, or tweak existing circumstances, to ratchet up the irony. The funniest entry wins a hypothetical prize.