KENS5.com SAN ANTONIO — A Rampage hockey player is taking a hit… but not on the ice. He is accused of breaking into a family’s home after he left a bar, police said. A San Antonio police report says Scott Timmins told them he went to the Hangar on Broadway. But it’s where he ended his night that landed him in the slammer. Police say he broke into a stranger’s home and refused to leave. Instead of a penalty box, a Rampage player’s misconduct landed him in jail. Timmins is accused of breaking into Benjamin Garza’s home on Ridgecrest. Garza wasn’t home at the time, but his wife and three kids woke up to the stranger on their couch. The police report states that when Garza’s wife found Timmins sitting on her couch, she asked him who he was, to which he responded, “Don’t worry about that.” “He was yelling, ‘What are you doing in my house,'” said Garza. “My wife said, ‘You need to get the hell out of here,'” added Garza. She was able to escape through a back door with her kids. She called 911 and her husband. When Garza finally faced the man who scared the daylights out of his children, he told him “you’re lucky I wasn’t here because I would’ve put a bullet between your eyes and it would’ve been over for you.” The police report said the suspect was so heavily intoxicated that he was unable to hold his balance and didn’t remember how he had entered Garza’s home. Police said he also stated that he didn’t mean any harm to those in Garza’s home. He did seem to recall that he had been out drinking at the Hangar with friends from the hockey team. “My first instinct was to beat the hell out of him,” Garza said. “He needs to pay for what he did, traumatizing my family like that.”
I love the whole “get drunk, break into the wrong house, tell the rightful occupants to leave” routine. We have blogged about multiple times before like when this Florida man tried to throw everyone out of a New Years party that wasn’t at his house or when Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Desmond Bryant drunkenly broke into a house he thought was his and it seems to happen all the time. I have been so drunk that I could not remember my address, so drunk that I couldn’t walk, but I’ve never tried to break into a house to try to sleep it off. As the tough guy homeowner was screaming, that is a good way to catch a bullet between the eyes.
Actually this happened to a friend of mine once, he was visiting and we hit the bars, he called me the next morning and said he was on my couch. Turned out he was about halfway up the street passed out on a neighbor’s couch, but seemed to sneak out unnoticed the next morning. I was overjoyed when he told me that he pissed himself that night, and soaked my neighbor’s couch, which should have been my couch. Bullet dodged.