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Chi Chi Rodriguez -- The Robbers Were 'Gentle'

5/19/2010 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chi Chi Rodriguez says he's doing just fine after he was robbed at gunpoint in his home in Puerto Rico this morning -- noting that the bad guys were surprisingly "gentle."

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TMZ just spoke with the 74-year-old golf legend, who told us four men broke into his place at 1:30 this morning, while he and his wife were sleeping.  Chi Chi says one of the men tied up a security guard, while three other men rushed inside the home. 

Chi Chi says one of the men had a pistol -- the other guys were carrying zip ties and duct tape ... and immediately tied up the couple, though he notes they were "gentle and very respectful of my wife."

Rodriguez says the men then proceeded to take everything in the house -- jewelry, cash, personal belongings ... and even his wife's wedding ring right off of her finger.

Chi Chi says the whole thing took around 45 minutes -- and it was the "scariest situation I've ever been in." Cops and federal authorities are now on the case -- so far, no arrests have been made.

Chi Chi says neither he nor his wife were injured -- and he's still planning on making a publicity appearance in South Carolina this weekend.


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32 COMMENTS

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1.

Mell    

Was Les Nessman reporting?

1432 days ago
2.

raven    

o M G !

1432 days ago
3.

Christina G.    

Inside job.

1432 days ago
4.

angles    

THIS IS THE TIMES PEOPLE MUST BE WISE TO OFFENCES LIKE THIS I GOT FOLLOWED HOME ONE DAY FROM THE BANK BY TWO GUYS AND I REPORTED IT TO THE BANK .THEY WATCHED AND CAUGHT THEM SO WE ALL HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AND STREET WISE AT ALL TIMES I AM GLAD THEY WEREN'T HURT

1432 days ago
5.

electriczipper    

I'm sure this was team tiger.

1432 days ago
6.

Bons    

I am glad to hear he and his wife are o.k.

1432 days ago
7.

Trish    

Taking the wife's wedding ring. Such losers.

1432 days ago
8.

electriczipper    

who would have thought..robbers with manners

1432 days ago
9.

Abe    

Too bad Elin Woods wasn't there to clobber those robbers with her 9 iron.

1432 days ago
10.

Colin    

I can't believe he didn't fight them off with his trademark putter-sword! (and also that no one else made this joke already)

1432 days ago
11.

His Prince Michael    

Back in 1995, I was working at a four-star hotel in the O.C.
The Senior Golf Tour was staying there for almost a week.
The "legend" that I really wanted to meet, was not very cool.
Chi-Chi? Very kind and friendly, the same guy you see on Television.
It was an HONOR to have met him. May God Bless you, Mr. Rodriguez!

1432 days ago
12.

Professor Obvious    

The ease with which the security guard was captured suggests an inside job. Christina G. is correct.

1432 days ago
13.

Justin Bieber Baby's Daddy    

OMG!! Se metieron con Chi Chi Rodríguez?



No sé quién estos ladrones Chi Chi Rodríguez es?



Chi Chi ahora cazarlos y matarlos para
horrible que sus antepasados no nacidos se han incorporado
en su DNA el terrible temor de Chi Chi Rodríguez.



El poder del miedo que infunde Chi Chi Rodríguez en
en todo el mundo los niños es legendaria ...
Y cuando Keyser Soze necesita asesoramiento, se vuelve a
Chi Chi Rodríguez.

1432 days ago
14.

SNAFU    

Funny one. #1. Hopefully people got the joke.

1432 days ago
15.

D-Rome    

What is Chi Chi Rodriguez doing in Puerto Rico? Is he hispanic?

1432 days ago
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