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Reds’ pitcher Mike Leake arrested for stealing $60 worth of stuff from a Macy’s

Apr 18, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

Leake mugshot

UPDATE: John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has an update:

Leake, of Ludlow, was arrested after Macy’s department store loss prevention employees stopped the Reds pitcher today after they say he took $59.88 in property from the store.

He was apparently caught on video.  And here’s the police report.

Leake makes around half a million bucks a year, by the way, and got a $2.7 million signing bonus in 2009, so your guess as to why he’s stealing T-shirts from Macy’s is as good a guess as mine.

4:05 PMReds pitcher Mike Leake was arrested for misdemeanor theft in Cincinnati this afternoon.  At the moment there is no additional information about it.  Until we get more — which we’ll obviously update when we hear it — I’m going to wildly guess “dine and dash.”

Leake has three starts for the Reds this season. He’s 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA.  At the plate he’s 2 for 7 with no steals, ironically enough.

  1. barklikeadog - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    Hey, how’d this story get out? Was it leak… Oh never mind. Must be some good stuff in the water in cincy- what a bunch of hillbillies!

  2. henryd3rd - Apr 19, 2011 at 6:50 AM

    Another overpaid athlete who can handle his liquor. I can hear it now; “I want to apologize to anyone whom I might have offended”. Or a expression of remorse form the team saying this is not the player we know and there has to be a logical explanation for this odd behavior. Or May be forgot to take his medication for the inflammation on his brain. Better yet, he forgot his wallet and didn’t really mean to steal. That mug shot says it all. he should use it when he makes his next commercial endorsement, “American Express! Never leave home without it!”

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