NBA free agent Ray Allen and his family are not thrilled with Coral Gables police after a recent break-in at Allens' home.
The family's home in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami where Allen most recently played with the Heat, was broken into last Thursday by a group of teenagers. The teenagers claimed they just wanted to see the house and thought it had been vacated, and police declined to press any charges. The Allens see the situation much differently.
"We want to correct the erroneous information being reported about the crime committed in our home this week. On Thursday morning at 2:30 a.m., my wife Shannon was awakened by loud voices in our bedroom where she had been sleeping with our four young children.
"She heard male voices loudly discussing our personal property and sat up in a state of alarm to find at least five people inside our bedroom with large flashlights. She was immediately fearful for the safety of her own life, but more importantly the lives of our young children. When she screamed at them, the intruders quickly fled the scene and laughter was heard as they made their way out of our bedroom, down the stairs and out of our house.
"As these individuals were fleeing our house, Shannon immediately called security and the police for help. Shannon and I believe that a number of the public statements made through media outlets have mischaracterized certain important facts and what we believe to be the seriousness of this potentially devastating invasion upon our lives, home and family," Allen said.
The strong statement actually put the police in motion, who are now working with the Allen family on potentially filing charges. The police released their own statement in support of the Allen family, but maintained that the officers who came to the scene followed the correct protocol for such situations of trespassing.
It's pretty surprising the kids weren't in more trouble just based on Allen's celebrity status. Then again, if the cops were Heat fans, there's no guarantee they know who Ray Allen is.