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Florida Panthers prospect Scott Timmins arrested for home break-in

TimminsScott Timmins, here with the Panthers in 2011, was arrested after making himself at home...in a stranger's house. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

The day could have gone a lot worse for Florida Panthers prospect Scott Timmins.

Not that it went particularly well. Timmins, currently playing with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, was arrested Monday morning after allegedly breaking into a home and passing out drunk on a couch.

The home's owner, Benjamin Garza, confronted Timmins after police arrived and told him, "You're lucky I wasn't here because I would've put a bullet between your eyes and it would've been over for you."

Garza wasn't home at the time, but his wife and three kids were. The unnamed woman awoke to find Timmins passed out in the living room. From the police report, it sounds like Timmins, who apparently went big at a local bar, mistook the residence for his own home. Probably not the sort of mistake you should be making in Texas.

Neither the Panthers or Rampage have issued a comment on the incident.

Timmins was a sixth-round pick of the Panthers in 2009. He won two Memorial Cups with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009 and 2010, and made his NHL debut on Feb. 1, 2011. He has appeared in 50 games for the Rampage this season, notching nine goals and seven assists.
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