Reds' Leake Busted Shoplifting

Six Macy's T-shirts were worth $60, cops say
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2011 6:15 PM CDT
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake appears in a booking photo Monday, April 18, 2011, in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via The Cincinnati Enquirer)
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(Newser) – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake will make $425,000 this year, but he was apparently short the $59.95 for six American Rag T-shirts that cops say he lifted at a Macy's today. Leake's arrest report says the 23-year-old removed price tags from the shirts and tried to leave—as a security camera filmed the whole thing, reports the Enquirer.

Leake was charged with a misdemeanor, and could face up to 180 days in jail. The arrest occurred just hours before pitchers were to show up for batting practice before a game against Pittsburgh. The Reds had no comment, and Leake was expected to make a statement this evening. Click for more, including background on Leake's career.

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