Gumbumper.com has learned, a group of seven young adults broke into Ray Allen’s Florida house early Thursday morning, but his wife noticed them and scared them off.
Shannon Allen, who was in bed with her young children, was awakened by loud voices to find at least five people in her bedroom plotting and discussing what they were going to steal.
The group of seven teen had been attending a party next door when they decided to go to the Coral Gables home around 2:30 a.m., Coral Gables Police spokeswoman Kelly Denham said.
Ray Allen and his lovely wife, Shannon released a joint statement on Friday regarding the incident after several media outlets and the police department wrote off the terrifying incident as a prank or just some harmless folks who thought the house was empty.
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.
Shannon and I believe that a number of the public statements made through media outlets have mis-characterized 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.
Police said the seven teens involved were “crying” and “terrified.” The teens have not been arrested for trespassing because an officer must witness the incident. The group hasn’t been arrested for burglary either because there was no forced entry, no intent, and nothing was stolen.