Cops called on Kam Chancellor at Redmond gym

REDMOND, Wash. — The cops were called on Seahawks player Kam Chancellor Wednesday by staff at a Redmond gym.

What Kam Chancellor says happened.

“The funniest thing just happened too me in Redmond,” Chancellor wrote over Twitter. “I went to go get info on a gym that was closed and 2 ladies called the cops on me.”

Chancellor says the women called police because he was looking into the glass, asking for help.

When police arrived to Redmond Athletic Club, all was cleared up quickly. Police didn’t even file a report on the incident.

"Good thing the cops know I'm a good guy and stealing isn't in my blood. I work for everything I get."

More from Redmond Police Dept.

Officials with the Redmond Police Department say two women called police when five men came up to the gym and were looking in windows, rattling the doors.

The club went out of business and the gym had closed extremely recently.

Police spoke with Kam Chancellor and the other four men.

They learned Chancellor was interested in working out at the facility.

What the caller told 911 dispatchers.

Here are excerpts from the 911 call, which KIRO received Thursday:

  • Caller: I mean, there are 5 of them. There’s like, 3 African-American, 2 white.
  • Dispatcher: Any weapons seen?
  • Caller: I didn’t see any weapons, but they have cameras and pictures, and I’m really not sure what they’re trying to do here.  
  • Dispatcher: Do you know why they’re trying to get in? Do you think they’re trying to burglarize it, or?
  • Caller: No, can you just get somebody over here, please? I mean, I don’t know what’s coming next. They’re bad news
  • Caller: They were trying to open the door, to ask for information. I don’t know if they’re like, homeless kids. I know there used to be a lot of heroin addicts around here.

What the Redmond Athletic Club owner wrote to KIRO 7.

"We regret this unfortunate incident but completely support the actions of our employees.  Our team responded in a manner as instructed by me under the guidance of the Redmond Police Department.  We always err on the side of caution when an individual or individuals try to gain entry to the club unannounced.  We have recently had attempted break-ins and still have members' property in the club that we need to protect until returned.  I have confirmed with Redmond PD that our employee response was appropriate given the situation, but we are nevertheless conducting a review of the security footage to ensure their response was appropriate.  As the owner of the Redmond Athletic Club, I have attempted to reach out to Mr. Chancellor to discuss his interest in the purchase of the club in a traditional business discussion.  If Mr. Chancellor or anyone else is interested in the club or our equipment, they can reach out to me directly or attend our public auction in April.

Ryan T. Neal"

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