Burglars Steal Evan Longoria's AK-47 Assault Rifle

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Over the weekend, thieves burglarized the Florida home that three members of the Tampa Bay Rays were renting. It was initially reported that cash, jewelry and electronics were stolen -- but that wasn't all. After news got out about the theft, it was revealed that a "weapon" was also stolen. Turns out that weapon was an AK-47 assault rifle.

The rifle belonged to All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria. Speaking with reporters on Monday, Longoria really didn't want to talk about the automatic rifle.

"It's a personal item," Longoria said. "Obviously they're going to say things that are taken. I think everything within the house is personal and we'll just leave it at that."

The St. Petersburg Times confirmed it was an AK-47, and that it was "perfectly legal" according to the Charlotte County Sheriff's office.

None of the players -- Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac -- was home when the break-in occurred. The sheriff said the burglars got in through an unlocked window.

In addition to the rifle, a 60-inch flat screen TV, three iPads, two Xbox game systems, a laptop and several high-priced watches belonging to Price were stolen. Police put the total value at $56,000.

"The good thing was that nobody was there and nobody got hurt and everything is material that we can replace," Brig­nac said.


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