The homeless man who is accused of breaking into Tom Brady’s Massachusetts mansion – allegedly lying on a couch in the basement – had previously been arrested for stealing a $ 10,000 jersey signed by the quarterback.
Zanini Cineus, 34, was arrested Monday morning at 6:00 am after “multiple alarms went on” at the Boston area mansion.
He was seen on surveillance cameras in the basement and arrested officers found him “lying on the couch in the middle of the room,” according to a Brookline police statement.
Brady – whom the troupe called “our eternal New England Patriot” – and his former supermodel wife were in Florida at the time.
Cineus wore a Patriots jersey to his trial Monday where he was accused of breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime, theft, and trespass, the Boston Herald said. He pleaded not guilty.
Police said he also had “several active arrest warrants” – including an arrest last year in which Cineus was accused of stealing a jersey signed by the star quarterback from the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
He was allegedly caught wearing a jacket over his shirt that was valued at around $ 10,000 – although it had never been worn to a game, officials at the time said.
He had received orders from Gillette Stadium to stay away, but returned to Patriot Place just days later, where he was arrested for trespassing, the Herald found.
Citing these previous charges, Norfolk Assistant District Attorney Amanda Mullaney asked the judge for $ 5,000 bail and an absence order from the Brady residence, including GPS surveillance.
He was detained pending an assessment of his mental competence to stand trial, the newspaper said.
“There are some significant mental health issues that have come to the fore,” said Cineus’ attorney Marc Brofsky during the trial on Monday.
Brady and Bündchen still own the 12,112-square-foot mansion on 5 acres but are trying to sell it. They cut the price from $ 39.5 million to $ 33.9 million in October, the Herald reported.
The cellar, where police allegedly discovered Cineus, has a “common room”, a gym and a spa, the newspaper said.
With postal wires