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Marvin Harrison shot at in early morning hours as he helps man being robbed

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There was a strange story surrounding former Colts great Marvin Harrison on Saturday morning, although it's not the first time Harrison has been involved with a strange story.

This one, relayed by the Philadelphia Daily News, is bizarre. Harrison was driving his pickup through the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood in Philadelphia at 3:20 a.m. when a man in boxer shorts flagged him down. The man was getting away from two men who had broken into his apartment and begged Harrison to call 9-1-1. The man got into the bed of Harrison's truck.

The two men robbing the man's apartment came outside, and one of them shot twice at Harrison's truck, the Daily News said. Harrison and the man in his truck were unharmed, but one of the shots hit Harrison's tire and it went flat shortly after. The two intruders got away in a dark-colored sedan, the Daily News said.

Maybe it really is true that nothing good happens after midnight. Or after 3 in the morning.

The famously quiet Harrison has been involved with some controversial stories, most notably a 2008 incident in which a man was shot and injured from bullets fired by a gun owned by Harrison. Harrison was never charged in that case.

It certainly seems Harrison had nothing to do with Saturday morning's incident other than being in a neighborhood at the time a crime was happening. And who knows, maybe he saved the man who was being robbed from something more serious. But it's just another unusual tale for Harrison in his hometown.

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