Posted January 31, 2014

Former Lakers security guard sentenced for stealing championship rings

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The Los Angeles Lakers have won 16 NBA championships. (Andrew D.Bernstein/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers have won 16 NBA championships. (Andrew D.Bernstein/Getty Images)

A former Lakers security guard has been sentenced to jail.

He will serve 180 days in jail and three years probation after pleading no contest to charges stemming from the theft of three of the teams’ championship rings, according to Samantha Schaefer of the Los Angeles Times.

Mejía Eddie Monterroso, 23, stole the three rings as well as hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates while he worked as a night watchman for the team from October to December last year. The police estimate the rings, which were from the teams’ 2009 and 2010 championships, are worth nearly $20,000.

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The rings were later found in Monterroso’s home, but he had used and sold the majority of the gift cards by the time the police apprehended him.


13 comments
RickHagedorn
RickHagedorn

Come on ... he didn't earn them.  This guy is just like Pat Riley ... stealing LB and thinking he's king of the world. ... I don't think so.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

I don't blame that guy, because if you are young and not stealing from your company then you are doing something wrong ! when i was a teen working in restaurants i was making close to 40 dollars an hours not to mention using the restaurant as my personal supermarket... i miss those day... lol

ArnoldRiveron
ArnoldRiveron

@RickHagedorn Pat Riley cleared up cap space to sign James , Wade and Bosh. They were all free agents. Pat Riley didn't steal Lebron. He was a free agent.

buddha2727
buddha2727

You must not know much about basketball seeing as Riley had 5 rings without Lebron. It's tools like you who run your mouths but just expose your ignorance...

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@ everyone who had an issue with my above post !!!!!

Are you people out of your minds, lost ALL your marbles... you people need to open you're flipping eyes before someone comes out of no where and closes them for you, permanently...

What i use to do is NOTHING, compared to what politicians do, they steal from us in more ways than one... Hoover use to phone tab politicians,  do you know how much dirt he had on our elected leaders?.... and this was in the 30's ....do you think things have improve since then?  with more politicians and their own hidden agendas.

there are other levels of criminals like the police, not all steal / are bad,  but a lot of them do illegal bleep to make money,  What about lawyers, judges, a lot of people takes money under the table.. do you guys think drugs, weapons get in our country the ways of thugs?... no its those whom fly first class, ride in limos, stay in five star hotels and eat in fancy resturants.... every one hands are dirty... 

my teenage years are just proof if the opportunity is there a lot of people will take advantage of it.... and if i could do it again i would... nothing like free cash, free food and good friends, it never felt like work to me just an opportunity... that's why i never joined the police force..  making cash on the side was my only motivation..... then i thought about it ... is a bullet really worth it...lol and dont think there aren't guys on the force now that had that mindset prior to joining...

mjt424
mjt424

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler I hear you saw opportunity and exploited that opportunity. To me, it sounds like you are proud of this to this day and don't feel remorse from stealing from people. What if you walked outside now and your car was gone? Or when you got home today/tonight, your belongings were missing? Would such scenarios be upsetting?

monkeymonkey
monkeymonkey

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler  

you were obviously a world class knucklehead when you were younger.  Hopefully you've matured and now take responsibility for your actions instead of taking what doesn't belong to you. 

buddha2727
buddha2727

That's why prices are so high in America for everything, it's like Americans think they own everything and go do as they please. Disgraceful

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@mjt424

 i have had what i believed was my friend whom i went clubbing with... the same night followed me home, waited til my house lights went off and stole the system from my car...  that's just one story ,  that guy is the world in a nutshell and if you believe otherwise just give it time...

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@monkeymonkey

actually i am honest , unlike the people that look you in the face and smile with you daily, unlike the people you hand your money over to, unlike the people you think have your best interest at heart...