Hassan Whiteside says he learned lesson from stolen rifle

Recovered weapon 'is now locked in a safe,' Miami Heat player says

By Clay Ferraro - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer
Associated Press

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside dunks over New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) and guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami.

MIAMI - Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside released a statement Thursday about the new rifle that was stolen from his unlocked car in July.

The car was parked outside of the Johnson Firearms in Miami's Little Haiti and later at the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus.

"I have a license for the gun that was stolen from me over the summer," the statement said. "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."

Miami police found Whiteside's stolen weapon and ammunition in a stolen car.


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