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Baltimore County native and NBA star Rudy Gay (at left in an AP photo) was in apparently in the city last night, Twittering  to his 19,000-plus followers as he witnessed a robbery, The Sun's Justin Fenton reports

His message: "Just now witnessed a robbery! Only in Baltimore, I need to get out of here!"

Gay was raised and attended school outside the Beltway. He commuted from Essex to the Cecil-Kirk Recreation Center in Northeast Baltimore, and played high school ball for Archbishop Spaulding. He spurned the University of Maryland for UConn and left after a stellar freshman season. He was drafted eighth overall in the 2006 NBA draft and put up 20 points and 6 rebounds per game in his second season. He averaged 18.9 points per game last year for the Memphis Grizzlies.

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He hasn't forgotten his Baltimore roots, returning to the city several times for fellow native Carmelo Anthony's three-on-three basketball tournament and family day.

We're not immediately sure which robbery Gay witnessed, but the time stamp on the posts puts it at "about 16 hours ago," which would be about 10 p.m. Monday. He even posted cell phone pictures of police cars and Foxtrot, the police department helicopter, as it swarmed overhead.

Lucky for Gay, the robber apparently didn't target the NBA star, who made $2.5 million last year and is seeking a contract extension in the neighborhood of $68 million.

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