Hassan Whiteside’s $50,000 Assault Rifle Was Stolen From His Unlocked Rolls Royce

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Hassan Whiteside’s $50,000 Assault Rifle Was Stolen From His Unlocked Rolls Royce


What’s one of the most important things that shouldn’t happen when you buy a $50,000 assault rifle? Yup, right after killing people or robbing a bank, is to not have it stolen from you. Guess what, that’s exactly what happened to Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside. Why he needs a $50k assault rifle in the first place is a good question, but that aside, if you end up getting one, why the hell wouldn’t you lock your car?! Especially if it’s a Rolls Royce?

Andy Slater of Slater Scoops has the full story:

According to exclusively-obtained police reports, Whiteside bought a $50,000 Colt M16 assault rifle, ammunition, a rifle bag, and a silencer at Johnson’s Firearms in Miami on July 5.

Whiteside went directly from the gun store to the University of Miami for a workout.

As he practiced in the Hurricanes gym for about an hour, Whiteside left his Rolls Royce unlocked.

The next day when Whiteside got home, he noticed that his rifle bag and weapon were missing.

Whiteside called police.


Thankfully police was able to recover the gun in a stolen vehicle in Miami, without anybody getting harmed by it. Hassan Whiteside apologized for his carelessness in a statement:

“I have a license for the gun that was stolen from me over the summer. I should have secured it better and I’m glad it was recovered. It won’t happen again. It is now locked in a safe and I only use it at the gun range.”


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