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Someone stole Evan Longoria’s AK-47

Mar 28, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

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Has anyone seen Evan Longoria’s AK-47? It was swiped from a house that the Tampa Bay Rays’ third baseman was renting along teammates David Price and Reid Brignac in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s office said that burglars entered the home through an unlocked window.

Also, that the items stolen were valued at nearly $56,000 and included jewelry, cash, computer equipment, electronics, and a weapon.

The weapon, an AK-47 rifle, belonged to Longoria. It was “perfectly legal,” according to the sheriff’s office.

That’s where Longoria went wrong. When I’m on vacation or on a business trip, I usually leave my automatic weapons at home.

“That was one of the biggest things,” Longoria said, “that everybody was okay and safe, and nobody had to fight their way out of a home invasion robbery. … A multitude of different things could have happened, and there could have been people injured.”

From Rob Iracane:

@Rob Iracane Glad it wasn’t for business use, I guess. RT @SPTimesRays: #Rays Longoria said AK-47 rifle stolen from spring house was a “personal item.”

Deputies: Evan Longoria’s AK-47 stolen in Tampa Bay Rays’ rental home break-in [St. Petersburg Times]
Home break-in victimizes Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria, David Price, Reid Brignac [St. Petersburg Times]