Dan Bilzerian: Police Took His Guns to “Protect Them from Burglars”

Dan Bilzerian: Police Took His Guns to “Protect Them from Burglars”

Dan Bilzerian: Police Took His Guns to “Protect Them from Burglars”

In September, professional poker player and actor Dan Bilzerian reported that burglars broke into his Los Angeles home and attempted to steal a number of guns from a locked vault.

In addition to his other pursuits, Bilzerian has a made a reputation for himself on social media by consistently showcasing a large number of firearms—often held by scantily-clad models—and uploading pictures of the interior of his well-stocked gun vault. It seems that those pictures not only cemented Bilzerian’s image as a gun-loving socialite, but also drew interest from the criminals.

Police said in September that the thieves appeared to be focused primarily on breaching Bilzerian’s steel-reinforced vault, but were ultimately thwarted. However, nine guns did leave Bilzerian’s mansion that night, and the millionaire said they were all confiscated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The officers told my assistant that they took the handguns because they didn’t want the suspects to come back and get them on a second break-in even though they were unsuccessful at opening the steel reinforced door the first time,” Bilzerian told The Washington Times. “Essentially they were ‘trying to protect my property and people’s safety.’ This is hard to grasp, when they left my $21,000 FN SCAR17 with thermal optic and shotguns unsecured in that same room.”

 

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