Wide receiver Golden Tate and team officials attempted to laugh off an incident where the Notre Dame product was caught stealing and eating donuts from a Top Pot Doughnut shop at 3 a.m. over the weekend as a harmless prank, but another report from TMZ seems to suggest that the incident was more serious than first thought.
TMZ obtained a 911 audio tape from the incident that occurred last Saturday morning, in which a night baker who works at the bakery reports that Tate and his friend slipped into the bakery and stole donuts and her keys. She also described them as being “drunk” and “retarded.”
Tate indicated on Tuesday that his friend stole the donuts, but during the audio clip, the night baker seems to indicate that Tate was the person who entered the store while the workers were making a trash run out the back door, taking the donuts and her keys. Someone can be heard during the audio tape knocking on the door as the baker talks on the phone to return the stolen keys.
“I think they’re just drunk and they’re acting like idiots,” the night baker said during her 911 report.
Ultimately, Tate and his friend were not cited or charged with any crime, and warned by Bellevue police for trespassing. But the incident appears to be more than a harmless prank. Tate lives in an apartment in the same building where the bakery is located.
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