(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Torii Hunter had a day he likely won’t soon forget. When Hunter was at his Newport Coast home, two Newport Beach police officers entered the house and escorted him upstairs — with their guns drawn on him — so Hunter could show the officers proof of ID.
Hunter accidentally set off his alarm when he came into the house. A dispatcher had tried to reach Hunter’s wife, but she never responded. After that, officers were sent to Hunter’s home.
“I saw cops and turned around and they had their guns out, saying, ‘Show me your hands!’ ” Hunter said. “I’m like, ‘All right, I’m cool.’ I had a pistol upstairs. I’m a lisensed gun owner. I’m glad I didn’t get it because I could have been shot. What would have happened if I went out there?”
The officers questioned Hunter and he informed them that his ID was upstairs. They contineud to have their guns drawn when Hunter was going upstairs.
“After a while, the guy told me, ‘I’m a big Angels fan. I watch you all the time,” Hunter said. “I’m like, ‘Come on man.’ “
Despite the incident, Hunter later said he had no hard feelings over the incident and that he was actually happy the police were so quick to protect his home and they handled he situation professionally.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire