Huffpost Sports

Torii Hunter Police Incident: Angels Star Must Show ID After Alarm At Home

Posted: Updated:
Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels poses during spring training photo day on February 29, 2012.
Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels poses during spring training photo day on February 29, 2012.

While Major League Baseball was celebrating the start of the regular season down in Miami on Wednesday night with scantily clad women and Muhammad Ali, one of the game's veteran stars was facing a tense situation where police drew their guns on the other side of the country.

Shortly before the Marlins and Cardinals began their "Opening Night" tilt, Los Angeles Angels All-Star Torii Hunter tweeted about a run-in with police at his home.


Torii Hunter
My alarm went off in my house while I was in it. 20mins later I saw cops checking out the scene. Went outside and they drew there guns on me

Torii Hunter
They didn't believe I lived here in Newport coast so they walked me upstairs at gunpoint to get my ID.

Torii Hunter
When I showed him my ID, he said I'm an angel fan hope u guys have a great season. ARE U KIDDING ME!!!!!! Lol

Among Hunter's nearly 57,000 followers who saw the string of tweets was Angels teammate C.J. Wilson, who tweeted back with his thoughts on the situation.


Torii Hunter
lol... Now u know I can't say that.

Not only was Hunter not making any claims about what may have motivated police to request to see his identification, the 9-time Gold Glove Award winner was tweeting positive things about his security system and local law enforcement.


Torii Hunter
My security system really works twitterland!!!!

Torii Hunter
The police departmen did a great job of protecting my home. Thanks guys!

To further clarify what took place when the police arrived at his home, Hunter returned to Twitter about an hour after the initial tweets.


Torii Hunter
Hey Twitterland! I'm not upset that the cops did their job today. I'm actually glad they were protecting home.

Torii Hunter
It was my fault that the alarm went off anyways. I just thought it was cool to let u guys know my awkward moment for today.

Torii Hunter
The cops that were here today had there guns drawn but pointed downward in for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops.

UPDATE: 11:00 p.m.: Hunter returned to Twitter again on Wednesday evening with yet another attempt to downplay the situation with the police at his home.


Torii Hunter
Gunpoint might have been a little extreme. Just guns drawn pointing down.

Around the Web

Torii Hunter had run-in with cops

 
From Our Partners