Drunken Panthers prospect Scott Timmins broke into home, refused to leave: Cops

San Antonio Rampage centre Scott Timmins

San Antonio Rampage centre Scott Timmins

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, Last Updated: 11:28 PM ET

An AHLer is lucky to be alive after allegedly breaking into a San Antonio home in a drunken stupor early Monday morning before refusing to leave.

"My first instinct was to beat the hell out of him," Benjamin Garza, the home’s owner, told CBS affiliate KENS5 in San Antonio. "(He’s) lucky I wasn't here because I would've put a bullet between (his) eyes and it would've been over.”

According to police, San Antonio Rampage centre Scott Timmins was so intoxicated at the scene he was unable to hold his own balance.

The report states that when Garza’s wife awoke to find the 23-year-old from Hamilton, Ont., lounging on her coach, she asked his name.

“Don’t worry about that,” Timmins said, according to the report.

"(Timmins) was yelling, 'What are you doing in my house?!'" said Garza, who wasn’t home at the time of the alleged incident. "My wife said, 'You need to get the hell out of here.’”

Garza’s wife eventually fled with the couple's three kids before calling authorities.

Before being hauled off to jail, police say Timmins admitted to being out the night before with teammates at a local bar, but insisted he didn’t mean any harm to those in the home.

"He needs to pay for what he did,” Garza said of Timmins. “Traumatizing my family like that."

The Rampage, a Florida Panthers affiliate, didn’t respond when the station reached out for comment.

Timmins has 20 career NHL games with the Panthers, scoring once since being drafted 165th overall by the club in 2009.

 


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