Miami Heat guard Ray Allen is feeling extremely blessed that his family is safe and sound after an early morning home break-in last week. Shannon Allen, who was in bed with her young children, was awakened by loud voices to find at least five people in her bedroom plotting and discussing what they were going to steal. Thankfully, when she screamed at them, they quickly fled without engaging. Ray Allen and his lovely wife, Shannon released a joint statement on Friday regarding the incident after several media outlets and the police department wrote off the terrifying incident as a prank or just some harmless folks who thought the house was empty. Pretty lucky it didn’t go another way. Check the Allen’s statement below.-TO
We want to correct the erroneous information being reported about the crime committed in our home this week. On Thursday morning at 2:30 a.m., my wife, Shannon, was awakened by loud voices in our bedroom where she had been sleeping with our four young children.
She heard male voices loudly discussing our personal property and sat up in a state of alarm to find at least five people inside our bedroom with large flashlights.
She was immediately fearful for the safety of her own life, but more importantly the lives of our young children. When she screamed at them, the intruders quickly fled the scene and laughter was heard as they made their way out of our bedroom, down the stairs and out of our house.
Shannon and I believe that a number of the public statements made through media outlets have mischaracterized certain important facts and what we believe to be the seriousness of this potentially devastating invasion upon our lives, home and family.
The suggestion that anyone can unlawfully enter into someone’s locked home and then into an occupied bedroom in the middle of the night without consequences is unsettling, regardless of the stated or actual reason for such unlawful entry.
We are very fortunate that no one involved was physically harmed during this ordeal. Miami is our home and we are proud to be active members in this community. We pray that no one else has to endure this kind of intrusion on their home or their families’ safety. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own homes.