Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig reportedly left Dodger Stadium before the end of Tuesday night’s Dodgers-Rockies game, due to his Encino, CA home being broken into.
#Dodgers Yasiel Puig was allowed to leave the stadium before the end of last night's game in order to deal with burglary at his home. Puig did not want to talk about the situation during BP this afternoon.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 20, 2018
This isn’t the first time one of Puig’s homes has been broken into. Or the second. Or the third. It’s the *fourth* time just over the last 18 months, and the third time at his Encino home. It may be time for Puig to upgrade to the world’s best security system or hire a few guards.
You may remember when Puig’s home was broken into during Game 7 of the World Series (which the Dodgers of course lost, making it a particularly rough night for Puig). Smart timing from the burglars, but questionable execution, as they only took $150 worth of costume jewelry.
According to ABC 7, nobody was home (obviously Puig wasn’t), and they’re not sure what was stolen. Three mean were spotted fleeing in a black Toyota before LAPD arrived on the scene.
Authorities said it’s not known what was taken from the house. No one was in the residence at the time.
Before the LAPD arrived to the scene, three men were spotted fleeing in a black Toyota sedan, authorities said. No other suspect description was available.
Understandably, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave Puig the night off for Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game.
UPDATE: Welp, Puig pinch-hit in Wednesday’s game, and it was a go-ahead three-run homer in the Dodgers’ 5-2 win.