The Brookline, Massachusetts police department arrested a man early this past Monday morning for alleged breaking and entering into a home owned by Tom Brady, the new quarterback for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Police in Brookline responded to an alarm activation around 5:55 am. The dispatchers checked the monitors to find what looked like an intruder on tape. The department acknowledged in a social media post that the home, which sat on 112 Woodland Road, was in fact the former home of New England Patriot’s Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
Brookline assessor’s office records show that the house was confirmed to be the couple’s prior residence.
The Brookline police department took 34-year-old Zanini Cineus into custody after they found him in the middle of the basement “laying on the couch.” Police also said that he would be charged with “breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, attempted larceny and trespassing.” Cineus’ arraignment is set for this Monday in the Brookline District Court.
Fortunately for both parties, nobody else was home at the time.
Both Brady and Bündchen relocated to Tampa, Florida this past year after the former Patriots quarterback signed a free agency deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His prior home in Massachusetts, which is still in the selling process, is valued at nearly $40 million according to Boston’s NBC 10.
Zanini Cineus was also arrested this past year after he stole a signed Tom Brady Patriots jersey from the Gilette Stadium’s Hall of Fame exhibit. The jersey itself was valued at more than $10,000. The jersey, according to authorities, was found under Cineus’ jacket as he exited the stadium.
He was arrested and charged with larceny, though he pleaded not guilty.
The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro said that he was charged a week after that for hanging around the stadium, which he was given specific orders not to do. He was also charged with trespassing around that time.
“In addition, Mr. Cineus had several active warrants out of Wrentham District Court stemming from incidents that occurred in Foxboro, MA late last year,” according to a Brookline police statement.
Cineus, missed his November 12th pre-trial hearing, which was related to a few of his past incidents. A Wrentham County District Court office clerk says that as of right now, Cineus has still not been formally convicted of any crimes. Police are also saying that Cineus is currently homeless.
He is now facing solen memorabilia charges, which include the Tom Brady jersey from the Hall of Fame locker room exhibit, as well as other charges listed above.
Brady’s former 12,112-square-foot mansion is currently on the market, though is not listed. It sits on five acres of land and has an unclear asking price due to the privacy of the listing. With that said, The Boston Globe believes the price of the home sits around $33.9 million.