Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor tweeted Wednesday that two women at a Redmond gym called the cops on him after he looked in the window and asked for a phone number.
Redmond police on Wednesday night confirmed that Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was involved in an incident that led to a 911 call at the Redmond Athletic Club.
The incident first came to light when Chancellor tweeted Wednesday night that two women had reported him to police because he was checking out the gym, which closed for business Monday. He said he was interested in buying it.
Becky Range, the public information officer for the Redmond Police Department, described the incident as a misunderstanding.
Tweeted Chancellor: “The funniest thing just happened too me in Redmond. I went to go get info on a gym that was closed and 2 ladies called the cops on me.”
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He continued, tweeting: “They told the cops I was trying to rob the place because I was looking into the glass asking for help. I took a picture of the two employees”
He further wrote: “Good thing the cops know I’m a good guy and stealing isn’t in my blood. I work for everything I get” adding that “I guess I won’t put a gym in Redmond then. I’m not qualified. I want to post her face so bad on the phone looking disgusted.”
Range confirmed that a 911 call from the club was made to Redmond police at 4:25 p.m.
Range said Chancellor was among five adults who, according to the club employee, were outside, banging on the door and looking in the window.
“The employees thought the five individuals were trying to gain entry into the facility,’’ Range said. Range said the employees “felt unsettled’’ and called the police.
The club had lost its lease and closed Monday.
Range said Redmond police officers arrived as Chancellor and four other individuals were leaving.
“It was a positive interaction,’’ Range said. “They (the officers) said, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ and that’s when the group said they were just here to check out the facility. They were really easy to talk to, and they said our officers were really nice and they left without incident and no police report was filed.’’
Chancellor has run fitness boot camps for women in past off-season.