Alex Rodriguez Victim of Smash-and-Grab in San Francisco
Aug 14 2019
The former slugger, who retired from the Yankees in 2016 after a steroid scandal scared his career two years prior, was brought on by ESPN to provide color commentary for Sunday night baseball last year. The thieves struck while Rodriguez and the other staff members were having dinner at upscale restaurant Marlowe after the broadcast.
While police would neither confirm that it was Rodriguez's vehicle that was broken into, nor the value of the items stolen, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Jennifer Lopez's fiance was the victim of the roughly $500,000 burglary. "I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back".
A bag, a laptop, camera and jewelry were stolen, San Francisco Police spokesman Adam Lobsinger said in an email to the Associated Press.
ESPN said it was working with authorities in the investigation.
This would of course stand apart from the vast majority of vehicle burglaries in San Francisco that go unsolved, as the city's well known scourge of auto break-ins is far too broad-ranging for the police to keep up.
The San Francisco Police Department are now handling the investigation.
The Chronicle reached out to both ESPN and Rodriguez for comment but were unsuccessful. A-Rod was in San Francisco to cover a ballgame for ESPN. Analyst Jessica Mendoza missed Sunday's game after being involved in a vehicle crash on Friday near her home in Oregon.