LOS ANGELES (AP) - Torii Hunter was visited at his home by police officers with guns drawn after he accidentally triggered the alarm upon returning from the Los Angeles Angels’ final exhibition game on Wednesday.
The incident began when Hunter triggered the home’s alarm. A dispatcher called his wife’s cell phone, but she was in Texas and didn’t answer. Hunter struck out in his only at-bat in the Angels’ exhibition at Dodger Stadium, then left for his Orange County home.
“They didn’t believe I lived here in Newport coast so they walked me upstairs at gunpoint to get my ID,” he tweeted before clarifying the situation.
“The cops that were here today had there (sic) guns drawn but pointed downward in for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops,” he wrote.
“After a while, the guy told me, `I’m a big Angels fan. I watch you all the time.’ I’m like, `Come on, man,’” he tweeted.
“The police department did a great job of protecting my home. Thanks guys!” Hunter wrote.
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