Police in Brookline, Massachusetts arrested a man early Monday morning for allegedly breaking and entering into a home still owned by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
The Brookline Police Department said that officers responded to a call at approximately 5:55 a.m. after alarms had been activated, while dispatchers monitored the intruder on camera.
In a social media post, the department acknowledged that the home, located at 112 Woodland Road, was the former residence of “our forever New England Patriot Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen.” Records from the Brookline assessor’s office confirmed that the residence belonged to Brady and Bündchen.
Authorities took Zanini Cineus, 34, into custody after finding him “laying on the couch in the middle of the” basement. Cineus, who police said is currently homeless, will be charged with “breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, attempted larceny and trespassing,” with an arraignment in Brookline District Court likely scheduled for later Monday.
Brady and Bündchen have relocated to Tampa, Florida after Brady signed with the Buccaneers during free agency; the house, which was valued at nearly $40 million when it hit the market last year, is still in the process of being sold, according to NBC 10 Boston.
Cineus was arrested last year for stealing a signed Brady Patriots jersey from the team’s Hall of Fame exhibit at Gillette Stadium. The threads were valued at $10,000. He was apprehended again a week later, per The (Attleboro) Sun Chronicle, for appearing near the stadium after being ordered not to do so, and charged with trespassing.
A clerk in the Wrentham County District Court’s office told USA TODAY Sports that Cineus, who has not been formally convicted of any crime, missed a pre-trial hearing on Nov. 12 regarding charges related to those past incidents.
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