Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 9:40 am  |  13 responses

Lakers Security Guard Accused of Stealing Two Championship Rings

According to police, a Los Angeles Lakers security guard jacked a pair of championship rings and some gift cards last week. Per the AP: “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. The statement says detectives began investigating the theft Dec. 5 and arrested Monterroso outside the practice facility Tuesday. Police say they searched Monterroso’s Inglewood home and found the rings from the Lakers’ 2009 and 2010 championship seasons. Police could not say who the rings belonged to.”

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  • pposse

    are teh gifts cards just valued at 20k? or the rings plus the gift card total value at 20k?

  • Initbruv

    Haha that’s what i was thinking. Dude stole two things worth like $19,960 and then took two $20 gift cards for good measure.

  • shockexchange

    Horry Jr got bout 5 rings he didn’t earn. Is anybody pressing charges against him?

  • Guest

    I don’t think anyone is upset about the unearned championship rings he took (they let Josh Powell-and countless other lames-keep theirs). But stealing gift cards is something altogether more unforgivable.

  • shockexchange

    You’ve just outshocked the Shock Exchange! Don’t do it again.

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  • bike

    When an inside job goes horribly, horribly wrong.

  • pposse

    whats even more baffling is how are those rings only worth 10k each?!

  • Initbruv

    Yeah that kinda blows me away too. Those rings always seem stacked with diamonds and gold. There are single diamonds that are worth way more than 10K so I don’t get it.

  • Dfrance

    Idk, I’m no theif, but shouldn’t one have a plan to quickly move such an item if once it came into their possession. Did he case them out? Were they sitting on a table and he snatched them real quick. Where’s Sway? Does he have the answers I’m looking for?

  • spit hot fiyah

    what do u even do with 20k worth of lakers team shop gift cards? stack up on sacre jerseys?

  • Ugh

    Most thefts are opportunistic and decisions to steal are made on the spur-of-the-moment. Why do you think locking a door that’s 35% glass actually stops people taking stuff from your car?

  • King David

    LMAO !!!