Retired baseball star and J.Lo fiancé Alex Rodriguez, a.k.a. A-Rod, says that among the electronics and jewelry stolen out of his car on Brannan Street on Sunday were items that were "of a personal nature and irreplaceable with sentimental value."
A-Rod and his team were apparently not sufficiently warned about dangers of leaving even a single loose object in an unattended vehicle on a San Francisco street. And on Sunday evening, while Rodriguez was having dinner in SoMa after a commentator gig at the Giants-Phillies game at Oracle Park, his rented SUV was broken into and relieved of "bags, camera, camera equipment, laptop computer, jewelry and miscellaneous electrical equipment," according to the SFPD.
An initial report by the Chronicle claimed the cache of stuff was worth a half million dollars, but a rep for A-Rod tells Entertainment Tonight that "the financial value of the items stolen from Alex Rodriguez's vehicle while he was having dinner is being grossly exaggerated."
The incident happened Sunday between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on the 400 block of Brannan Street.
Rodriguez issued a separate statement to ET discussing the personal nature of some of the items stolen, and saying he's "saddened" by their loss, without elaborating further on what they were. He says, "I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back."
This would of course stand apart from the vast majority of vehicle burglaries in San Francisco that go unsolved, as the city's well known scourge of car break-ins is far too broad-ranging for the police to keep up. The Chronicle reported in March that less than 2 percent of all vehicle break-ins in SF result in arrest.
Still, car break-ins were apparently trending down this year, with incidents down 72 percent in city-owned parking lots. And January 2019 saw 28 percent fewer reported break-ins than January 2018, so that's something.