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Police pull their guns on Torii Hunter ... while he’s in his own home

Torii Hunter

Los Angeles Angels’ Torii Hunter holds a baseball during the team’s photo day before a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Torii Hunter’s Twitter feed got interesting in the past hour:

My alarm went off in my house while I was in it. 20mins later I saw cops checking out the scene. Went outside and they drew there guns on me

— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) April 4, 2012

They didn’t believe I lived here in Newport coast so they walked me upstairs at gunpoint to get my ID.

— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) April 4, 2012

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

— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) April 4, 2012

It was reported here. I assume if Hunter was less than accurate in his tweets, there would be something contradicting it in the story.

Hunter later tweeted his thanks to the Newport Beach police, saying “they did a great job of protecting my home. Thanks guys!”

Man. I spent part of last weekend in Orange County, California. It is a pretty lily white place. You don’t suppose they would have done the same thing if, say, C.J. Wilson came out the door while the alarm was going off, do you?

Nah, never. Because as my conservative friends always tell me, there is no more racism in this country.

UPDATE: Hunter just added this tweet. It’s in keeping with his earlier tweets about the police doing their jobs. And it certainly shows that Hunter is not trying to make an issue out of this, even if his early tweets were somewhat, understandably, excited:

The cops that were here today had there guns drawn but pointed downward in for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops.

— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) April 5, 2012