New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski’s house was robbed, and the star discovered it up returning from a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Boston Globe reported the following:
Foxborough police sent officers to New England Patriots’ star Rob Gronkowski’s home Monday night to investigate a break-in that may have led to the theft of “multiple safes and possible guns taken,” according to a recording of a police dispatcher.
According to a recording of the Foxborough police dispatch from Broadcastify.com, a person identified as the “homeowner” called police around 6:18 p.m. Monday to report that their home on Congdon Circle had been broken into.
“Respond to Congdon Circle,’’ the dispatcher instructed two Foxborough police officers. “Speak with the homeowner there who reports while he was away on his trip his house was broken into, multiple safes and possible guns taken.”
There’s two major takeaways here. The first is the most obvious, and that’s the fact it must be horrible to return from a crushing Super Bowl loss to find out your house has been robbed. It probably can’t get much worse than that. The Patriots and Gronk suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Eagles, and then you find out somebody robbed your house. I can’t even begin to imagine the type of feeling Gronk must have been going through. Had to be brutal.
Here is the second takeaway, and it’s very important. Any safe that can be picked up and carried is not a safe you should ever store weapons in. That’s the first thing you’re taught when you own guns. Weapons should be stored in safes that way hundreds or thousands of pounds. They should also be located in a locked room with break alarms attached to them if possible. If you have a small safe, it should be heavily bolted to the ground. It’s just about safety. Losing a bunch of money in a small safe is not good, but it’s something we can all get past. Losing a small safe with a few guns it is bad news. Deadly weapons have now entered criminal hands, and it was avoidable.
If you’re reading this right now it probably means you likely own a gun. Please secure it properly. It’s better to spend the extra money on a safe if it means there’s next to zero chance anybody is ever getting into it. You can get a blast resistant one for only a few thousands dollars. I promise you that it’s worth every penny, especially in the situation where your house is getting robbed.
Hopefully the police find the bad guys and get any guns that were taken back.