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Today In Irony: Security Guard Arrested For Stealing Lakers Championship Rings

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A security guard hired to protect valuables at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo was arrested Tuesday for stealing two championship rings.

Eddie Monterroso, 23, was arrested in front of the training facility as he was leaving work, NBC 4 reports. After searching his home in Inglewood, police found the two rings—from 2009 and 2010—as well as $20,000 in gift cards that were also taken from the facility. Police are also looking into a post on Monterroso's Facebook page that shows a Los Angeles Kings championship ring on his finger.

Monterroso had been working for the Lakers for a year and was initially hired by AEG. Police officially charged him with burglary and grand theft on Thursday.