WSVN — Miko Grimes, the wife of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, is opening up about what she calls one of the most frightening experiences of her life, and she says it’s all because of unwanted publicity. Rosh Lowe has the story in tonight’s Lowedown.
Miko Grimes: "Every single day, before he gets put to bed, he asks me if someone was gonna break in the house in the middle of the night."
For Miko Grimes, her world resolves around her 5-year-old son, Aiden, and her husband Brent, a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Miami Dolphins.
Miko Grimes: "I pride myself on my husband not having to worry about anything but focusing on his career because football in the NFL’s a very dangerous sport. And just for one second, if you take your mind off what you’re supposed to be doing, you could die."
In the span of one week in late September, Miko’s world was crashing all around her. The public saw this, Miko yelling and cursing on the ground as she was arrested outside Sun Life stadium. This cell phone video was seen everywhere.
Miko Grimes: "As a child, I’ve always taught him if you are hurt, always look to police to help you, so him seeing police hurting his mother, he was very confused."
She was cuffed for walking in, what cops called, a restricted area. After the arrest, she had to ask a judge for permission to travel to London to see her husband play against the Jets.
Miko Grimes: "That was on the news that the judge allowed me to leave the country and the dates I was leaving and the dates I had to return and report back to the judge."
Days later, there would be more trauma for Miko and her son. It is a story Miko Grimes has kept private until now, opening up about one of the most frightening experiences of her life.
Miko Grimes: "I get a FaceTime from my mother-in-law that someone had broken into my home and didn’t know my son and my mother-in-law were home. They were going through my things, stealing all my property. My mother-in-law and my son were asleep and my mother-in-law heard something, and she gets up and comes out to see what it is, and they hear her and take off running."
When she speaks about this, it brings her to tears.
Miko Grimes: "I still, to this day, have not written down for the detectives and police the things they took because I don’t care. I don’t care about anything that they took from my house. What they took from me, and my son, and my husband and mother in law– our peace of mind."
Miko gives us this surveillance video where you can see a group of people walking in their pool area in the middle of the night.
Miko Grimes: "They have instilled in us a fear in our own home."
Miko has always been outspoken. She had her own radio show until she was fired after her arrest. The arrest is now far behind her. The state has dropped all charges, but what is still present is the lasting impact on her family.
Miko Grimes: "You just don’t feel safe anymore in your own home."
Rosh Lowe, 7News.
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