Seattle police have broken up a high-end burglary ring dubbed the “Rock Smash Burglary Crew.” I’ll give you three guesses as to why they got that name and I’ll spot you the rock and the smashing.
Whatever you call them, though, they were going pretty good for a while: they stole $3 million in jewelry from over 100 homes in expensive neighborhoods since April. One of the victims: Mariners ace Felix Hernandez:
Mylett said the burglars stole cash, jewelry and high-end handbags, including one worth upward of $300,000. Other loot included Hernandez’s 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star ring and an engraved watch, stolen from the pitcher’s home in November, said Mylett.
One of them, a guy named Severson, was clearly the brains of the operation. He got caught because he dropped his cell phone at one of the crime scenes. But it’s not like his accomplishments were that smart either:
Severson’s alleged accomplices were arrested Monday at a home in the 3200 block of 62nd Avenue Southwest in West Seattle, according to Bellevue police. One of the men was wearing a customized wristwatch, engraved with Hernandez’s nickname, “King Felix,” at the time of his arrest, Mylett said.
Way to go, buddy.
This is not the first time Hernandez has been victimized. You may recall that in 2013 Maria Peguero, the wife of then-Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero, pleaded guilty to wire-fraud charges for making nearly $180,000 worth of online purchases on a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez, Felix Hernandez‘s wife.
The guy gets no run support for years and bad luck after that. Born under a bad sign I guess.