While Alex Rodriguez was in San Franciso, his rental car was broken into.
ESPN had rented the former Yankee a black Nissan SUV for him and other members of the production team to use. However, while it was parked a few blocks away from Oracle Park, a robber took off with personal items.
Initial reports by the San Fransico Chronicle suggested that around $500,000 worth of belongings were taken, but a rep for ARod has told ET Canada that the number is “grossly exaggerated.”
“The financial value of the items stolen from Alex Rodriquez’s vehicle while he was having dinner is being grossly exaggerated,” the spokesperson said.
Rodriguez also told ET Canada that, “I am saddened that several items that were of a personal nature and irreplaceable with sentimental value were taken. I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back.”
Police supervisor Matt Haney told The Chronicle, “We still have a terrible car break-in epidemic in San Francisco, and I’m sorry that it impacted Mr. Rodriguez.”
Department statistics suggest that around 62 car break-ins happen a day.
Haney added that they break-ins are “also hurting thousands of San Franciscans every year who have to repeatedly pay for window replacements.”
“We need stronger prevention and accountability, and we also ask that people please not leave expensive things in their car,” he said. “The more profitable these crimes are, the more likely that they continue.”
Since the devastating break in, Rodriguez is focusing on the positives in his life: family.
The baseball pro shared a sweet family photo on Instagram with fiancée Jennifer Lopez and all their kids on Tuesday night.
In the shot, Rodriguez and Lopez get cozy with his daughters Ella Alexander, 11, and Natasha Alexander, 14, plus Lopez’s 11-year-old twins Maximilian “Max” David and Emme Maribel.
“Family First” he captioned the photo.