A pair of Los Angeles Lakers championship rings became too much of a temptation for a security guard at the team’s practice facility.
According to the Associated Press, the security guard has been charged with stealing two rings in El Segundo via ESPN.com:
A security guard at the Los Angeles Lakers’ training center has been charged with stealing two NBA championship rings that disappeared last week.
El Segundo police said in a statement Thursday that Eddie J. Monterroso has been charged with felony grand theft and burglary. He’s accused of taking the rings and gift cards valued at nearly $20,000.
It’s incredible to think that someone would believe they’d be able to get away with something like this these days, but apparently this security guard thought it was possible.
Reportedly, Monterroso stole the rings from the 2009 and 2010 championships the Lakers won. It’s unclear who the rings belonded to. Both rings were found in his home in Inglewood.
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