Father of Gerald McCoy injured in confrontation with burglar at son’s home
The father of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was injured in a confrontation with an armed burglar at his son’s home on Thursday, according to a report.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Gerald McCoy Sr. encountered a burglar in his son’s home on Thursday. Apparently there was a struggle between the two men, and the 17-year-old burglar pulled out a weapon that appeared to be a gun. McCoy Sr. suffered a fractured wrist during the struggle.
The burglar escaped the home, leaving behind a stolen Xbox One system, and was later located by a police dog hiding in a storage closet at a neighbor’s home.
The Tampa Bay Times says the burglar was arrested and charged with armed burglary, grand theft, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The teenager is wanted for multiple crimes in two other counties, including grand theft and grand theft auto. The guns he was carrying were found to be pellet guns.
Gerald McCoy Jr. was not at his home at the time of the attempted theft. Instead, he was at the team hotel where the Bucs stay before games as his squad prepared to face the Atlanta Falcons.
This is the second time in weeks that an NFL player’s home was burglarized while the player was away for a primetime game.