Robert Woods, wide receiver of the Los Angeles Rams had his home burglarized while he and the team were playing the Vikings on Thursday night. LAPD police officers working in the San Fernando Valley responded to a call at 7:20 pm and made their way to Woods’ Woodland Hills home. Officers were told by witnesses that three men wearing black hoodies smashed a glass door and entered the home that way.
According to reports, there are items missing from the home and the suspects are still at large.
Burglary is covered under California Penal Code 459 PC and is described as entering any residential or commercial building or room with the intention of committing a felony or theft once inside. Burglary is most closely associated with theft, since the majority of them include stealing items. However, under this definition, a person can be charged with burglary for entering a residential or commercial building or room with the intent of committing any felony.
Burglary is divided into “first-degree burglary” and “second-degree burglary.” “First-degree burglary” involves breaking into a home or residence, while “second-degree burglary” involves entering a commercial building or property or any other type of property that is not covered by “first-degree burglary.”
“First-degree burglary” is a felony with the possible penalties of 2 to 6 years in California state prison. “Second-degree burglary” is a “wobbler,” meaning that it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. If charged as a felony, the possible penalties include 16 months to 3 years in jail. If charged as a misdemeanor, the possible penalty includes up to 1 year in county jail.
The burglary of Woods’ home comes on the tails of another high-profile burglary of baseball player Yasiel Puig earlier in September. According to reports, Puig’s home has been burglarized 4 times in the past 18 months.