Scott Timmins, Florida Panthers Prospect, Allegedly Broke Into a Family's Home and Slept on Their Couch
A mother of three walked into her San Antonio home to find a Florida Panther sitting on her couch.
Not an actual panther, mind you. A professional hockey player, which is still pretty scary and weird.
Scott Timmins, a Panthers prospect currently playing for the minor-league San Antonio Rampage, allegedly got shitfaced and went full Robert-Downey-Jr.-Pre-Iron-Man on an unsuspected family by breaking into their home and crashing on their couch.
According to a San Antonio police report, Timmins was out all night at a local bar with some friends. He then went home to crash. That is to say, he walked into a random house he had never been to before and decided this was his house now and allegedly broke in and grabbed some Z's on the family couch.
When the startled woman who walked in on him asked Timmins who he was, he answered, "Don't worry about that."
"What are you doing in my house?" Timmins reportedly yelled at the woman.
"You need to get the hell out of here,'" the woman said before grabbing her kids and running out the back door.
She then called 911 and then her husband.
Cops soon arrived and found Timmins chillaxin on the couch like it was all good.
When the woman's husband, Benjamin Garza, arrived to his home, he finally came face-to-face with Timmins and pretty much told him that if he had been the one who found the inebriated hockey player, he would've shot him in the head and this story would've been very different.
"You're lucky I wasn't here," Garza reportedly told Timmins. "I would've put a bullet between your eyes, and it would've been over for you."
The Panthers drafted Timmins, 23, in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL draft. With the Rampage this season, he's scored nine goals and had seven assists.
Timmins has been charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, which is nothing when you think about it. Hockey players get to basically perform assault and battery on each other on a nightly basis and then are sent to a penalty box for a few minutes to think about what they did.