WINZ Local News and Sports

 

Allen Hires Lawyer Following Home Invasion

Allen Hires Lawyer Following Home Invasion

Ray Allen is lawyering up after teenage punks break into his Coral Gables home.

Seven teens strolled into Allen's home early Thursday morning while his wife and their children were sleeping.

Nothing was stolen and no one was hurt.

Coral Gables Police haven't pressed charges but Allen is hiring a lawyer and looking to pursue the case.

Ray and Shannon Allen released a statement addressing the situation:

“We want to correct the erroneous information being reported about the crime committed in our home this week. On Thursday morning at 2:30 a.m., my wife Shannon was awakened by loud voices in our bedroom where she had been sleeping with our four young children. 

"She heard male voices loudly discussing our personal property and sat up in a state of alarm to find at least five people inside our bedroom with large flashlights. She was immediately fearful for the safety of her own life, but more importantly the lives of our young children. When she screamed at them, the intruders quickly fled the scene and laughter was heard as they made their way out of our bedroom, down the stairs and out of our house.
 
"As these individuals were fleeing our house, Shannon immediately called security and the police for help. Shannon and I believe that a number of the public statements made through media outlets have mischaracterized certain important facts and what we believe to be the seriousness of this potentially devastating invasion upon our lives, home and family. 

"The suggestion that anyone can unlawfully enter into someone’s locked home and then into an occupied bedroom in the middle of the night without consequences is unsettling, regardless of the stated or actual reason for such unlawful entry. We are very fortunate that no one involved was physically harmed during this ordeal. Miami is our home and we are proud to be active members in this community. We pray that no one else has to endure this kind of intrusion on their home or their families' safety. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own homes.  We have hired attorney Gregory Victor for representation in this matter.”

(PHOTO: Mike Ehrmann / 2012 Getty Images)


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/08/a-dozen-notes-quotes-tidbits-from-ums-media-day-friday-qbs-elite-freshmen-and-more.html#storylink=cpy
 

More Articles