Florida Man Tom Brady breaks-and-enters into a stranger’s home in ‘Tompa Bay’

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady plays against the NY Jets at the Giants Stadium

Is it just me or does it feel completely natural and right that Tom Brady is now bumbling along in Florida, casually doing crimes like a big dolt? Just this week, we heard that Tom was Peak Florida Man because he decided to work out in Florida public park… which had been closed during the pandemic. He apparently got some kind of citation for it. Now this – Tom could have been charged with breaking and entering, because that’s exactly what he did – he broke into some poor stranger’s home, thinking he was entering his offensive coordinator’s home. Isn’t Florida still a state where intruders can be shot on sight, no questions asked? Stand Your Ground Law and all of that? He’s lucky – white – the homeowner wasn’t packing heat:

Tom Brady’s adjustment to life in Tampa, Florida, hasn’t been without its mishaps. The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback accidentally walked into the wrong home this month, a source tells PEOPLE.

“He was trying to go to Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich’s house,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Because of social distancing, Byron told Tom he’d leave materials for him on the bar in the kitchen, so Tom let himself in. But the houses in Tampa look almost identical, and Tom went into the wrong one,” the source says. “It was a comedian, David Kramer’s house. Tom felt horrible and was so apologetic.”

Kramer told TMZ that the incident took place on April 7. “I literally was just sitting here and I watch this tall guy just walk into my house,” Kramer told the outlet. “He didn’t even look at me. He just like dropped his duffel bags down on the floor and just kind of like looked up at me and I’ll never forget the look on his face. He just goes, ‘Am I in the wrong house?!’” Kramer said, adding that the athlete apologized profusely for the mix-up.

“He was like, ‘I am so sorry! I am so sorry!’” Kramer told TMZ. “Grabs his bags and just is gone. I don’t think I’ve seen someone leave a house faster!”

[From People]

This is what I’m talking about… after all of this time, it turns out that Florida is Tom Brady’s natural habitat. They’re probably going to make him King of Florida. Either that or Gronk will end up with that title, because Gronk is going to the Buccaneers too. What, no Julian Edelstein? He’s the only Patriot I give a sh-t about.

Also, Tom really wants “Tompa Bay” to catch on too. Stop trying to make it happen, Florida Man.

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  1. local russian hill says:

    very lucky about the outcome. i hope he had a brief conversation with the homeowner once he was out the door. i grew up playing sports with his sisters and he was often at our games. his dad was our coach. i learned a lot from his dad in terms of strategy and his sisters are amazing athletes in their own right so i learned a lot from them as well.

  2. Scollins says:

    LOL! You’re hilarious and spot on with Bighead Brady.

  3. Tiffany says:

    That tweet is as tone deaf as I would expect from him and I let him know it on Twitter.

  4. CommentingBunny says:

    (It’s Julian Edelman, not Edelstein!)

  5. Ali says:

    All of the houses in Tampa look the same?!?

    • whatWHAT? says:

      It’s probably a gated community or similar, where all of the houses DO look the same. or, there are a few “models” of home you can buy so some look the same and some are just REALLY REALLY close to being the same.

  6. Ms Petit says:

    I’m nowhere near a Tom Brady or Patriots fam, but my brother lives in a community of McMansions and I have so much trouble distinguishing his house from everybody else’s because they all look the damn same.

    • megs283 says:

      Yeah…a couple years ago I almost went into my aunt’s neighbor’s house. I have no excuse. Both houses have a walkway and an enclosed front porch, but that’s where the similarities end. My aunt has lived there for 25 years and we LIVE in the SAME TOWN. I was distracted and walked up the walkway and opened the front porch door…the smell of cigarette smoke clued me in that I had gone into the wrong house and I beat it out of there!!

    • Kelly says:

      My mom lives in a retirement community in Florida and the only way I’ve ever been able to tell which house is hers is because one of her neighbors has a distinctive garage door. Otherwise all the houses are literally exactly the same. And I live in a townhouse, so people always have trouble finding my place-I have to tell them to use gps and look at the house numbers. It’s kind of dumb that he didn’t check it was the right house before he walked in, but I get it. He and his OC could have seen each other in person and still practiced social distancing if they wanted to avoid this.

    • Esmom says:

      I get it, my late father in law’s neighborhood was the same when it was first built. After about 10 years the differing landscaping/gardens made it easier to distinguish between places. But in those early days, we were taking a walk and noting the similarities and slight differences between houses, like bay window vs regular window, and I posted to one that I said I thought was uglier than the rest. Turns out we had circled back to my FIL’s and it was his I was pointing out! Oops. I tried to pretend I was joking but I’m not sure he bought it, lol.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Oh yeah. They just built a big section of them in the affluent area about twenty minutes from me, and they’re all so shockingly cookie cutter. Not even variation in the paint colors they chose or the window/door arrangement. It was very American Beauty/Stepford Wives. Granted, I’ve seen the mansions designed by some millionaires and…hoo boy, a “man of wealth and taste” is not always an easy thing to find.

    • Chaine says:

      I don’t live in FL but I had a house in a cookie cutter subdivision and I was constantly parking in the next door neighbors drive and sometimes even going to the door before realizing I was not ra my own house.

    • lucy2 says:

      So many neighborhoods like that! It’s disorienting.

      I don’t get why the guy would leave stuff for him inside though. No one should be having others come into their house right now. Put it in something secure and out on the front steps or hidden outside somewhere.

  7. NotHeidisGirl says:

    WTF?!? And he thinks that‘s funny????? Dumb as a brick.

  8. Swack says:

    Did he not have an address for the house? They do deliver mail in Fl, right?

  9. Michael says:

    Forgive him. The only things that fit inside his head are football, Gisele, and Gronk

  10. Jillian says:

    This whole post had me shrieking with laughter. Tom Brady: the Ultimate Florida Man

  11. Christine says:

    I walked into a wrong house once… when I was a child.

  12. Spicecake38 says:

    He’s lucky,stupid mistake but I guess I could see it happening.The home he entered was unlocked too,so I’m sure he thought was open for him to pick up the papers.I’m not a fan or a hater but this was just a dumb mistake that fortunately ended well.If he was not white I fear this would be a much worse story.

    True story-I was in my car at the bank a year ago waiting for my husband to come out and I wasn’t paying attention and a strange man got in and sat down in my passenger side-Shocked I was telling him to please get out (he seemed older and confused)but he wouldn’t leave So I just started screaming HELP!And getting out of my car.People came and helped get him out,but ….these things can happen fast.Crazy
    Lock your doors people!

    • BeanieBean says:

      I got into the wrong car once. I was driving a rental & had stopped to take in a scenic view at some falls on a river somewhere in Oregon. (It was magnificent!) Then I went back to my little red rental, got in, and…. There were flipflops on the floor of the driver’s side, which confused me, and the seat back was too far back, which was also weird, then I heard a male voice say ‘hey’, I turned around & saw a guy who had just woken up, & only then did I realize that wasn’t my little red rental, it was some other little red car. I got out quick!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I live on the second (top) floor of a condo building. There are twelve condos, two up/two down at each entry point, with three entry points (obv). when you approach the four doors, you’re on a porch/stoop type of thing and there are two doors in front of you, which are for the two upstairs condos, and a door next to each one of THOSE doors, which are the doors for the downstairs condos, directly underneath the upstairs ones. so, the stairs are INSIDE the doors, and are part of the upstairs condos.

      I kid you not…one night my downstairs neighbor had some friends come over. one of her friends, who KNEW she lived on the first floor, busted into my apartment and started thundering up the stairs. (I now keep my door locked at all times because of this; he was a friend of my neighbor but who knows who else could bust right in?!) I grabbed my golf club (not knowing who it was) and met him at the top of the stairs, golf club up and ready to strike. he was like “HOLY SH*T” and almost fell backwards down the steps. This guy KNEW his friend lived on the first floor, and knew WHICH side of the stoop that her door was on – that is, THE OPPOSITE SIDE FROM MINE. so, he chose the wrong side, and the wrong door, even though he knew which door was hers, AND all of the doors are clearly marked with apartment numbers. the rest of the her visitors were still on the porch by the time he made it to the top of the stairs and I heard one of them say, “DUDE! she lives on the FIRST floor!” some people are just stupid and/or NOT paying attention.

  13. Rhos says:

    I don’t think this is very funny if we remember how much damage football does to player’s brain. It’s a gladiator sport and I wish someone would’ve already put an end to it.

  14. Amelie says:

    I walked into a stranger’s house once but in my defense it was the first time I was going to my friend’s apartment in Astoria, Queens! The buildings on that street all had two entrances but one address so it was clear there were entrances for two separate apartments at the same address. I didn’t know which door it was since the apartment number was not written on the outside of the building. I took a chance on the first one and knocked, wasn’t sure if my friend could hear me, and I entered since it was unlocked. I had been texting with my friend and she wasn’t being very clear about which door it was. I realized it was the wrong door when a small white dog started barking at me and quickly backed out and closed the door. I think someone was home but they never came to the front room to check out why their dog was going berserk lol. Never made that mistake again once I figured out the right door!

    But not surprised Tom Brady did this, he’s never been the smartest person.

  15. Veronica S. says:

    Tom really has found his people lol.

    This being said, that’s actually pretty funny. Very fortunate, in the sense that the home he entered wasn’t protected by guard dogs or somebody more actively paranoid, but kind of a hilarious mixup. Can you imagine how mortified you’d be?

  16. peach says:

    “But the houses in Tampa look almost identical.” Ok, sure. This is amazing.

  17. sassafras says:

    He’s so extremely lucky he’s a white man in Florida. Between using a closed park and walking into stranger’s homes… I mean, I bet he could wear a hoody and eat a candy bar on a public street and no one would bat an eye…

    • Joanna says:

      Exactly! That was really messed up what happened to Treyvon Martin. So sad. Zimmerman was only a neighborhood watch guy and Treyvon wasn’t even in his neighborhood. Zimmerman is a racist POS who followed a black child and when confronted, killed him. Then it pissed me off how the media released pictures of Treyvon, ones that they were using to try and make him look like a thug. I hate that Zimmerman got off

  18. Suz says:

    My husband was visiting his parents during their winter stay in Florida. It’s a retirement community and all the houses are identical. He went for a run one morning and when he got back, he couldn’t remember which house was theirs. His cell phone had no service and he couldn’t call them. He made a very lucky guess and walked into the right house.

    • L says:

      Why not just knock? Seriously.. who just walks in to a house when Ur not even sure if it’s the right house?

  19. L says:

    I find this guy so insufferable.

    I’m just realising that I’ve commented some variation of this on sooo many stories lately. Either the covid is making me snarky or I need to rethink my choices why I come to this website.

  20. Joanna says:

    I think it’s so crazy how so many people seem to leave their doors unlocked. I don’t care how safe my neighborhood is, I still keep my house doors locked.