January 07, 2010
A day after I call for fictional detectives Bunk and McNulty to help figure out this wild Wizards locker room incident, the TMZ reports that the gun "standoff" between Gilbert Arenas(notes) and Javaris Crittenton(notes) may have been caught on tape by surveillance cameras.
"We're told the Washington Wizards have told D.C. cops they have locker room surveillance video but are having trouble downloading it. The Geek Squad — aka computer-savvy detectives — are going to the Wizards organization today to help.
And get this — a source connected with the investigation tells TMZ the Wizards have been 'over cooperative' with cops — as the source says, 'almost as if they want Arenas to go down.'"
Well then, that makes things interesting.
If there actually is video, and it gets leaked to the public as these type of things inevitably do, it could clear up many of the hazy details of the story.
As Det. Mike Prada of SB Nation Homicide lays 'em out: Did Arenas provoke Crittenton? Did Arenas merely lay his unloaded guns on his locker? Did Crittenton actually load his own gun?
And one more: Is Lester Freamon part of The Geek Squad?
4:45 P.M. (ET) UPDATE: Wizards officials tell NBC4's Pat Collins that there are no security cameras in the Wizards' locker room at the Verizon Center, which makes sense — players do undress in there. But one quick thought: Perhaps TMZ's reported "locker room surveillance video" refer to cameras mounted just outside the locker room doors (which could still monitor who and when people enter/leave the room). We'll see.