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Hernandez burned by … his own security surveillance system?

posted at 8:21 pm on July 25, 2013 by

Rule #1 for rich professional athletes who think they’re gangsters: When you bring the murder weapon back the mansion, don’t forget to turn off your surveillance cameras. The life sentence you prevent might be your own.

Oh, and rule #2? Cleanliness:

Accused killer Aaron Hernandez was captured on his own home surveillance cameras holding a large caliber firearm in the minutes after his friend was shot dead, according to court documents released today.

Police also found a spent .45 caliber shell casing in a car rented by the former New England Patriots star that matched the five bullets found in the body of murder victim Odin Lloyd.

The documents were released by Massachusetts investigators today.

“Interior surveillance footage shows Aaron Hernandez pass through the living room area of the residence while holding an item, identified by investigators being consistent with a firearm,” according to a search warrant affidavit released by the Attleboro District Court today.

“Aaron Hernandez is observed on the surveillance video moving the item believed to be a firearm between his hands as he passes through the living room,” the affidavit stated.

And rule #3? Learn a few things about your surveillance system, too:

The photographs were taken inside his home and recovered from the 14 surveillance cameras Hernandez had throughout his $1.2 million mansion in North Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez, ABC News reported, had smashed the cameras but investigators were able to retrieve photographs.

Seriously, dude?

ABC has a video wondering how geniuses like Hernandez manage to live double lives while working in a high-profile industry like the NFL. A better question might be how they manage to dress themselves without instruction.

Note: I am on vacation until August 5th.

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I smashed the cameras cause that’s where all the film is, right? What? Digital? Wires? Hard Drive? . . . my head hurts, I’m just going to go smash some more stuff.

SoRight on July 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM

“If George Zimmerman had a son, he’d look like Aaron Hernandez.”

– Emperor Obama I

ShainS on July 25, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Aaron was shirtless when arrested. When cops decide to arrest you for first degree murder, cuffs go on before the shirt. Not a smart guy.

rbj on July 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

His actions fit perfectly with Hollywood training. In every movie I’ve ever seen, when someone wants to destroy a computer so the data it holds can’t be used against them, or by the bad guys, they ALWAYS shoot or smash the monitors.
Hollywood knows as much about technology (e.g. computers) as they do the laws of physics – and obviously Hernandez got all his learnin from Hollywood.

dentarthurdent on July 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Wait, .45 is now considered “large caliber”? That’s still a common handgun caliber. Personally, I think “large caliber” should only apply to projectiles at least 50 cal.

Mohonri on July 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Wait, .45 is now considered “large caliber”? That’s still a common handgun caliber. Personally, I think “large caliber” should only apply to projectiles at least 50 cal.

Mohonri on July 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

OK – but did it have a “high cap assault mag clip”???

dentarthurdent on July 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Those are probably racist cameras anyway.

BobMbx on July 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I think we’ve seen the end of the idea that NFL playbooks are almost rocket science.

Meremortal on July 25, 2013 at 10:51 PM

The video was not worth putting it up for people to watch.

thegreatbeast on July 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The files are in the computer!

Patriot Vet on July 26, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Wait, .45 is now considered “large caliber”? That’s still a common handgun caliber. Personally, I think “large caliber” should only apply to projectiles at least 50 cal.

Mohonri on July 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

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I’d still have to rate the .458 Win and the .460 Weatherby as “large caliber”.

listens2glenn on July 26, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Note: I am on vacation until August 5th.

…do we have to behave while you’re gone?

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2013 at 8:50 AM

When I was reloading to sell ammo at gun shows, we ordered our bullets and primers for small caliber and large caliber. That’s how they are classified. Small caliber is like .25.32.380 and .38 Cal, and when you hit .44.45 and .50, they’re considered large caliber. Primers were especially classified this way.

44Magnum on July 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Rule #1: don’t be a punk a$$ gangsta and you won’t have to worry about the rest.

mankai on July 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

a spent .45 caliber shell casing … matched the five bullets

That was a very busy shell casing.

pain train on July 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Aaron was shirtless when arrested. When cops decide to arrest you for first degree murder, cuffs go on before the shirt. Not a smart guy.

rbj on July 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM

If you are pulled over for speeding in some places, the cuffs come right after 11 police show up with guns pointed at you. Enjoy the police state!

astonerii on July 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Wait, .45 is now considered “large caliber”? That’s still a common handgun caliber. Personally, I think “large caliber” should only apply to projectiles at least 50 cal.

Mohonri on July 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

.45 is a large caliber handgun round relative to the most other handgun rounds.

RadClown on July 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Wait, .45 is now considered “large caliber”? That’s still a common handgun caliber. Personally, I think “large caliber” should only apply to projectiles at least 50 cal.

Mohonri on July 25, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Believe me, the stopping power of a .45ACP definitely puts it in the “large caliber” range for handguns. Anything you hit with it stays hit.

yesiamapirate on July 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

The “photographs” in a surveillance system are never in the camera.

his friend was shot dead

Hmm. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

unclesmrgol on July 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

dentarthurdent on July 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

At UC Santa Cruz, a bunch of anti-war protestors took over the computing center and barricaded themselves in. This was in the days of mainframes — there was one IBM mainframe which served the computing needs of the entire UCSC community. Loss of the mainframe meant loss of any ability to work on computers.

To send a message that they were in control, the protesters found a big red button marked with a 1 and a 0 and turned it to 0. The IBM mainframe console went blank.

Of course, it was only the console that they’d turned off; the computer remained operational (to turn the computer off, there was a separate unmarked “red button” sticking out from the chassis of the mainframe; that button was ignored by the protestors). The system administrators were able to remotely administer the computer and all remote job submission functions remained intact, including printing and TSO (IBM’s early remote terminal system). No computer downtime occurred.

How did this happen? The engineers slipped one of their own into the protesters to turn off the “right” button so all the other engineers could continue to do their work. The console was the only visible evidence (aside from a PSW [program status word] light display inside the main chassis) that the computer was operating.

unclesmrgol on July 27, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Believe me, the stopping power of a .45ACP definitely puts it in the “large caliber” range for handguns. Anything you hit with it stays hit.

yesiamapirate on July 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I hear that goes double with Hydrashock rounds, also unofficially known as “Saint Peter Greeters”.

MelonCollie on July 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Football.

eh on July 29, 2013 at 1:08 AM

but adoring fans are sure he’s innocent. Anyone else couldn’t be strung up fast enough for ‘em.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM