NEWPORT BEACH (CBS) — Newport Beach police say responding to false alarms at homes, like what happened at Los Angeles Angels center fielder Torii Hunter’s home Wednesday, is routine.

The Angels player had apparently set off his home’s alarm by accident, bringing Newport Beach police officers to investigate at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, Hunter said he saw the officers in the back of his home, so he went outside and “they drew there guns on me,” according to his tweet. “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,” a subsequent tweet said.

Hunter later commended the police officers for protecting his home and clarified his statement about the officers having their guns drawn on him.

“Hey Twitterland! I’m not upset that the cops did their job today. I’m actually glad they were protecting home,” Hunter tweeted after about an hour.

“Gunpoint might have been a little extreme. Just guns drawn pointing down,” another tweet read.

Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says that officers respond to 2,900 alarm calls annually.

“We have to treat each call as if it were founded,” she said.

Comments (7)
  1. cindy says:

    here is an idea DON’T BE A MORON AND SET OFF YOUR OWN ALARM AND YOU WON’T HAVE ANY ISSUES!!! I have had an alarm in my home for a very long time and I have NEVER set the silly thing off my self HOWEVER it was set off when my neighbors kid hit a baseball through a window in my garage and was slack stupid enough to crawl in same window after his ball lol. the police showed up and took the kid (age 13) down at gun point since the silly ass still had his baseball bat in hand!!! so i commend the cops and say ANY TIME TO RESPOND TO AN “UNKNOWN” EVENT SUCH AS AN ALARM YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR GUN DRAWN AND POINT IT AT ANYONE YOU ENCOUNTER TILL SUCH TIME AS YOU ARE SURE OF THEIR IDENTITY AND PURPOSE THERE

  2. citizen says:

    I wonder if he was white would have pullled therr guns,

    1. mike says: a damn idiot!

  3. OBAMA=BACKER says:

    50%+ of the blacks have criminal records…. FBI records.. Just Google it!

  4. Tomb says:

    Citizen what does it matter what color the person is? I’m a retired LEO and had officers in my back yard with guns drawn and proned me out before I could iD myself.

  5. Yami says:

    …if it was Eminem in-the-hoodie, instead of Trayvon Martin, Im sure Zimmerman woulda challenged him too. They just look out-of-place

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