NFL star Earl Thomas's wife was 'unaware' gun was loaded when she put it to his head, say police
Nina Heisser said "she took out the magazine thinking that the gun could not fire" but there was still a round left in the chamber
NFL star Earl Thomas was threatened at gunpoint by his wife Nina Heisser after she tracked him to a hotel where he was cheating on her using Snapchat, it has been revealed. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that the Baltimore Ravens player had been found naked in bed with other women by his wife on April 13 at an Airbnb in Austin, Texas, that he had booked.
The Austin Police Department responded to the residence at around 3:41 am after getting a call about a disturbance and found "a black female wearing an orange sweater with a knife in her hand" chasing a "shirtless black male" with a pistol in his hand around a vehicle.
The man and the woman, later identified as Thomas and Heisser, surrendered to the deputies without incident.
During questioning, Heisser, 30, said her husband had left their home earlier that day with his brother Seth Thomas after an argument over his drinking. A short time later, she said she decided to check on his whereabouts by logging into his Snapchat account.
It was then that she found a video of him with another woman and tracked him via the app to a nearby Airbnb rental home, she told police. She said she called up two other women to help her confront the NFL star and grabbed a pistol, a 9mm Berreta, intending to "scare him."
When they arrived at the home, she found him and Seth "naked in bed with other women," pulled out the gun and put it to his head. A woman managed to capture the incident on her phone, with the video showing her pointing the weapon "from less than a foot away."
Police also said that it can "clearly be seen that Nina's finger was on the trigger and the safety is disengaged."
However, Heisser insisted "she took out the magazine thinking that the gun could not fire," with police noting that she was indeed "unaware that the gun had a round in the chamber."
Luckily, Thomas managed to wrestle the gun away from her, though he was struck in the nose before he managed to do so. He admitted to investigators she had repeatedly hit him while he was trying to take the firearm.
One of the other women in the room who was interviewed at the scene claimed Heisser also threatened her and the other women in the house. She said the 30-year-old pointed the gun at them and yelled, "I got something for all you hoes!"
She also said one of Heisser's friends was carrying a knife and swinging it aggressively during the altercation.
Heisser was eventually booked on charges of burglary of a residence with the intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon -- family violence, and later bonded out.
Court records obtained by TMZ showed she was served an emergency protective order as well, which meant she would be required to stay at least 200 yards away from her husband and his mistress at all times. Thomas addressed the incident in a video he uploaded on his Instagram page before the report was published and said this was "not how I wanted my birthday breakfast to start out."
"I mean, it’s really not anybody’s business," he shared. "It pisses me off that it got out, but it’s the world we live in today. But instead of talking about us, just keep us in your prayers. Stuff like this happens."
"You try to live the best life you possibly can, but sometimes it don’t go as planned. Just pray for us as we go through this stuff. We’re back talking. I’m seeing my kids. Just keep us in your prayers."
Heisser's lawyer, Jonathan Goins, proclaimed that his client was innocent. "I am here to declare that my client unequivocally and categorically denies these allegations and we look forward to our day in court where we can clear her good name," he said.