Too bad Garrett Wolfe’s not a baseball player or we could say he “hit for the cycle” with arrests for retail theft, disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest with violence.
Some things just never make sense. Like why they insist on making movies out of old TV shows that weren’t really that popular to begin with. And, this case, of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike “Five Finger Discount” Leake who was arrested for shoplifting shortly before a game on Monday. Leake’s big haul? Diamonds? Jewelry? IPads?
He got caught cutting the tags off of six T-shirts at Macy’s with a value of less than $60. No, really. A guy who reportedly makes $425,000 a year and received a signing bonus of $2.27 million back in 2009. Of course, he and the team have apologized and hope this will all just go away, but something is wrong down in Southern Ohio and we don’t think this is the last time Mr. Leake will be on the pages of BadJocks.
Details on this major heist from MLB.com:
According to the arrest report obtained by the AP, Leake removed the price tags from six American Rag T-shirts at a downtown Macy’s store and tried to leave without paying for them. Police told WCPO-TV that Leake was caught on security camera leaving the store. If found guilty of the charge, Leake faces a maximum of 180 days in jail.
Less than two months ago, Andrew Bartley, 18, of Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio was on top of the world, winning the Division I 100-yard breast stroke for the second straight year. Word was that he was going to get a college scholarship to swim and from there, who knows? Today, Andrew sits in an Ohio jail in what started as a complaint at Firestone that he was trying to intimidate or bully fellow students. The school’s “resource officer” questioned Bartley and found that he was carrying around with him a shell casing for a semi-automatic rifle. Not something most kids carry around at school, so the officer then asked the swimmer if he had any weapons in his car.
Along with an SKS 7.62-mm rifle, 10 rounds of ammunition, cops also found 1 gram of marijuana, a marijuana pipe, a pill crusher, as well as brass knuckles and a butterfly knife. The last two items not typically used by hunters to go after small game, but you never know when you might get into a brawl with a couple of drunk deer in the woods.
Bartley was charged with conveyance of a deadly weapon into a school safety zone, possession of a deadly weapon, drug abuse of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. And he likely won’t be getting that scholarship now because he likely won’t be graduating from high school any time soon.
Do prisons have swim teams?