Angels outfielder Torii Hunter takes a pass on creating a racial incident and having a beer summit:
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Angels right fielder Torii Hunter had a frightening encounter with police at his Newport Coast home Wednesday afternoon, when two Newport Beach officers entered the house and escorted him upstairs -- with guns drawn -- so he could show them identification.
The incident began when Hunter accidentally triggered his home's alarm upon entering. A dispatcher called his wife's cell phone, but she was in Texas and didn't answer the call.
Hunter said he was lying on the couch watching TV when he saw two officers in his backyard approaching the back door.
"I saw the cops and turned around and they had their guns out, saying, 'Show me your hands!' " Hunter said. "I'm like, 'All right, I'm cool.' I had a pistol upstairs. I'm a licensed gun owner. I'm glad I didn't get it because I could have been shot. What would have happened if I went out there?"
Eventually they sorted out the ID and Mr. Hunter took to Twitter:
"I'm not upset that the cops did their job today. I'm actually glad they were protecting home," Hunter wrote.
The former Twins outfielder later added, "The cops that were here today had there guns drawn but pointed downward in for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops."
And Mr. Hunter handled it like a trained public speaker. Did he go to Harvard? Guess not.