Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested on felony burglary charges while reportedly looking for his red dog 'Clifford'

Kellen Winslow Jr. faces up to six years in prison after allegedly walking into an elderly stranger’s trailer, reportedly looking for his red dog Clifford. (AP)
Kellen Winslow Jr. faces up to six years in prison after allegedly walking into an elderly stranger’s trailer, reportedly looking for his red dog Clifford. (AP)

Police arrested former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. Thursday on felony burglary charges after he allegedly walked into a San Diego-area residential trailer that was not his.

Woman allegedly saw Winslow walk into neighbor’s trailer

A resident at an Encinitas, California, trailer park that serves mostly senior citizens contacted police Thursday after seeing a stranger walking into a neighbor’s trailer, according to the police report. The man left the area after being confronted by the reporting resident. Police found a man fitting the description in the area and identified him as Winslow, 34.

Winslow was arrested and charged with residential burglary. He faces a maximum of six years in prison.

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The woman who contacted police told ABC 10 in San Diego that she watched a man pull into the trailer park in a black Hummer before walking into her neighbor’s residence. When she confronted him, she said he remained calm and explained that he was looking for his dog.

Winslow reportedly told woman he was looking for his red dog Clifford

“I confronted him and said ‘Hi, can I help you with anything’,” she told ABC 10. “He said, ‘Nope, just looking for my dog.’ I go, ‘What dog?’ and he said, ‘Well, it’s a red dog, Clifford.’ And I went, ‘There’s no dog here.’ I said, I’m not comfortable with this, you need to leave. And he just stood there and he went, ‘Alright then.'”

The woman shared a photo she took of the Hummer with NBC San Diego.


Winslow was released on bond after spending five hours in jail and has a court appearance scheduled for Monday, according to NBC San Diego.

Winslow’s agent denies burglary charges

Winslow’s sports agency released a statement Friday denying the charges, citing “no need to burglarize or steal anything from anyone at a trailer park.”


Winslow played in the NFL from 2004-13 and was selected to the Pro Bowl with the Cleveland Browns on 2007. He is the son of Hall of Fame tight end and Chargers icon Kellen Winslow and grew up in San Diego.

This is not his first run-in with the law. He was accused of masturbating in a New Jersey Target parking lot in 2013 and eventually charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance identified as synthetic marijuana.

A judge granted Winslow a conditional discharge in that incident.

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