Report: Antonio Brown said someone stole $80K, gun before apartment meltdown
Antonio Brown is facing a lawsuit stemming from his actions at a high-end apartment complex back in April, and the alleged meltdown he had apparently came as a result of him discovering someone had stolen a lot of money and a firearm from him.
TMZ obtained a copy of a lawsuit on Tuesday that shows Brown is being sued by a man who says the Pittsburgh Steelers star nearly killed a 22-month-old child when he began throwing items and furniture off the balcony of his 14th-floor Florida apartment. According to police reports that TMZ later reviewed, the reckless fit of rage came after Brown said he returned home from an 11-day trip to discover $80,000 and a handgun were missing from his apartment.
Brown filed the initial report on April 23, and police reviewed surveillance footage that showed a cleaning crew entering the apartment on April 13. The women on the footage claimed they were hired by someone who claimed to be Brown’s representative, but they denied taking the money or the gun and mentioned how other people were in the apartment days before Brown left.
The alleged meltdown that Brown is being sued over occurred the following day, and police returned to the complex in response to calls about Brown throwing things off his balcony. He was not arrested, but the complex informed Brown that he was going to be evicted.
And that wasn’t all. The following day, police again returned to the complex after Brown said someone had stolen his black Rolls-Royce. However, police said Brown told them “I found the car” when they arrived at the scene and closed his apartment door in their faces.
Brown has had somewhat of a tumultuous year with the Steelers, and some of his behavior at one point led people to believe he wanted to be traded. From the way it sounds, not showing up to work was the least of his troubles during the offseason.