A California yoga studio is claiming that former NBA star and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman and a few acquaintances stole more than $3,500 in merchandise, including a 400-pound crystal, while entering the business on two separate occasions this week.
Ali Shah, who owns Vibes Hot Yoga, told the Los Angeles Times that surveillance video shows Rodman walking into the Newport Beach location on Tuesday with three other people. According to the studio, the four then worked together to distract an employee so they could steal clothes.
Rodman, speaking with TMZ about the alleged robbery, said the owner told him he could take "a couple of gifts" in exchange for helping them move "the crystal thing."
"As the good person that I am, I said, 'OK, guys, let's go over here and do one thing.' And they call it a heist," Rodman said. "They call it a heist, because guess what? That (expletive) company, I guess you call it yoga or something? They're broke. … I don't need to steal (expletive)."
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman (Photo: Jake Roth, USA TODAY Sports)
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According to the Times, the employee who was on duty said Rodman and his acquaintances told her the "ginormous geode amethyst crystal" that was for sale for $2,500 was theirs and that they were there to take it back.
Surveillance video obtained by TMZ shows a man in the studio with Rodman attempting to move the crystal onto a dolly and dropping it, causing it to shatter. They then appear to gather the pieces onto the dolly before the man rolls it out of the studio.
The studio said the group damaged the floor and left behind shards of the crystal, per the Times.
A day later, Rodman and a woman returned and took more merchandise, Shah said.
The Newport Beach Police Department said an investigation is ongoing and no one has been arrested, according to the Times.
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