Nebraska soccer participant Arik Gilbert was arrested early Tuesday morning after cops say he pressured his method right into a liquor retailer and burglarized the place for over $1,600 value of merchandise, earlier than being caught red-handed … and the whole crime seems to have been captured on video.
21-year-old Gilbert, a former 5-star recruit who beforehand performed for LSU and Georgia, was arrested outdoors SJ’s Liquor & Vape in Lincoln, NE round 2 AM this morning … earlier than being booked into the county jail on a housebreaking cost.
Gilbert was allegedly carrying varied vape supplies, lighters, and different stolen merch totaling $1,672, based on regulation enforcement.
Surveillance video captured the crime … and a person stated to be the 6’5″, 275 lb. soccer star was seen throwing a piece of cement by way of a door to realize entry to the constructing. As soon as inside, he kicked a second door down, getting access to SJ’s store.
The shirtless man, who coated his face, was then seen rummaging by way of the store for a number of minutes.
Whereas inside, police acquired a name for a attainable break-in, they usually rushed to the scene.
To his shock, at the very least 8 law enforcement officials had been ready outdoors when he started exiting the store. Gilbert threw down his baggage, and jumped again along with his palms up, startled, earlier than being arrested with out incident.
We spoke to the individuals at SJ’s who inform us they’ve reopened the store and are working enterprise as common.
Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule addressed the arrest, calling it unhappy and disappointing.