One of the top relief pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Jeff Reardon, has been arrested for robbing a Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, jewelry store.
Police say the four-time All Star walked into the jewelry store Monday and handed an employee a note saying he had a gun and that the store was being robbed.
Reardon fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, but police found him at a nearby restaurant. They recovered the stolen money and charged him with armed robbery. Police say Reardon had no gun and offered no resistance when taken into custody.
The 50-year-old Reardon retired in 1994 with a total of 367 saves and a 3.16 earned run average. He played a total of 16 seasons for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees.
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