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For some, AK-47 doesn't match Longoria's image



From Times features writer Michael Kruse:

Before this week, Evan Longoria for most fans of the Tampa Bay Rays was their clean-cut, laid-back, hard-hitting, good-looking star third baseman.

Now, though, he is also the owner, or former owner, of an AK-47, the type of assault rifle considered the world's most efficient killing machine.

News came Monday that burglars down in Port Charlotte had entered through an unlocked window the spring training rental home of Longoria and teammates David Price and Reid Brignac. The list of stolen items included iPods, expensive watches, a huge-screen television, and then Longoria's gun. It's not illegal. It's just unexpected.

Fans' reactions on Tuesday ranged widely.

Read the rest of Michael Kruse's story to find out how.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:15am]


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