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Illustration for article titled Police Draw Guns On Angels Outfielder Torii Hunter Outside His Home (UPDATE)

Four-time All-Star Torii Hunter was at home this afternoon when his security alarm started going off. The cops showed up, didn't believe he lived there, and actually drew their weapons on him. Hunter relayed the entire ordeal via his Twitter feed:

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

My security system really works twitterland!!!! The police departmen did a great job of protecting my home. Thanks guys!


After his 57,000 followers had a chance to react to the news, Hunter tried to calm some rising emotions:

Hey Twitterland! I'm not upset that the cops did their job today. I'm actually glad they were protecting home. 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. The cops that were here today had there guns drawn but pointed downward in for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops.


As you were, Orange County. As you were.

UPDATE (10 p.m.): Hunter, it turns out, was maybe not in as much danger as he previously led us to believe:

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

It's still pretty outrageous that a homeowner can't exit his residence and meet up with police without them going for their weapons—pointed downward or otherwise—but we're glad it sounds like Hunter was never in any immediate danger.

Police Respond to Alarm At Torii Hunter's Home [Corona del Mar Today]

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