Stunning surveillance footage appears to show Nebraska tight end Arik Gilbert’s alleged burglary attempt at a Lincoln smoking room.
Gilbert was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of burglary after police received a report of a break and enter at an SJ’s Liquor and Vape Shop shortly before 2 a.m.
Video of the incident shows a man wearing a mask to cover his face and using what appears to be a block of cement to smash through the front door of the business.
Footage from cameras inside the building showed what appeared to be the former five-star recruit from Marietta, Georgia, walking through a second door and then entering the store.
According to police, Gilbert walked out of a store with a bag containing stolen vaping products, Delta 8 (a psychoactive cannabinoid), cigars and lighters.
After searching the store, Gilbert was reportedly shown walking down a hallway and heading for the exit.
But before he could get out, what appeared to be eight policemen were waiting for him outside the door he had just forced through.
A startled Gilbert held up his hands when he spotted police at the door before being pulled over and arrested.
The total value of the products in the bag is $1,672.07.
Police reported that Gilbert also caused approximately $650 in damage to the store.
Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule said Tuesday he was “obviously very disappointed, really sad” for Gilbert, who was incarcerated in Lancaster County Jail for burglary, which is a felony in Nebraska. , according to ESPN.
Gilbert, transferred from Georgia, is waiting to see if he is eligible to play this season.
After using a one-time transfer exception to move from LSU to Georgia, Gilbert would need a waiver from the NCAA to play this season.
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