Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor took to Twitter on Wednesday night after two people called the police on him when he was looking at a gym he was interested in buying.
He described the ordeal:
The funniest thing just happened too me in Redmond. I went to go get info on a gym that was closed and 2 ladies called the cops on me— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 3, 2016
They told the cops I was trying to rob the place because I was looking into the glass asking for help. I took a picture of the two employees— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 3, 2016
Good thing the cops know I'm a good guy and stealing isn't in my blood. I work for everything I get— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 3, 2016
This was at Redmond athletics club— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 3, 2016
Chancellor also responded to a question about whether he found the incident amusing at all, and he clearly did not:
No I was mad because all I wanted was a number to call and they waved me off like a fly without answering me https://t.co/eAJnjw3vJv— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 3, 2016
After the encounter, he also seemed resigned to the fact that starting a gym in the area would not be the best idea:
I guess I won't put a gym in Redmond then. I'm not qualified. I want to post her face so bad on the phone looking disgusted.— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 3, 2016
On Thursday, Ryan Neal, the owner of the gym, released a statement on the news, per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com:
We regret this unfortunate incident but completely support the actions of our employees. Our team responded in a manner as instructed by me under the guidance of the Redmond Police Department. We always err on the side of caution when an individual or individuals try to gain entry to the club unannounced. We have recently had attempted break-ins and still have members’ property in the club that we need to protect until returned. I have confirmed with Redmond PD that our employee response was appropriate given the situation, but we are nevertheless conducting a review of the security footage to ensure their response was appropriate. As the owner of the Redmond Athletic Club, I have attempted to reach out to Mr. Chancellor to discuss his interest in the purchase of the club in a traditional business discussion. If Mr. Chancellor or anyone else is interested in the club or our equipment, they can reach out to me directly or attend our public auction in April.
Kapadia noted Chancellor “runs fitness boot camps for women,” which would explain his interest in purchasing the gym. Kapadia also added a bit of context to the situation, saying the Redmond Athletic Club was shut down but still had employees working there.
When he is not running fitness boot camps, Chancellor is one of the best safeties in the NFL. He has 10 interceptions in his six-year career and has been named to four Pro Bowls as a critical member of Seattle’s Legion of Boom secondary.
He helped the Seahawks win the Super Bowl during the 2013 season and reach the Super Bowl the following campaign, where they ultimately lost to the New England Patriots.