No fewer than 3 persons forwarded this story, which either means I shouldn’t sleep so late…or that Jon Solomon is faster than the rest of them.
Jeff Reardon, one of the top relief pitchers in history, blamed medication for depression after his arrest for a jewelry store robbery.
Police said Tuesday that the 50-year-old Reardon, retired since 1994 and sixth in career saves, walked into Hamilton Jewelers at the Gardens Mall on Monday and handed an employee a note saying he had a gun and the store was being robbed.
Reardon, who starred with the Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police found him at a nearby restaurant, recovered the stolen money and charged him with armed robbery.
Lt. David O’Neill said Reardon did not have a gun and offered no resistance when he was handcuffed.
“He said it was the medication that made him do it and that he was sorry,” O’Neill said.
He said Reardon has lived in the city for more than 20 years and has never caused any problems.
Meanwhile, John Franco is allowed to walk the streets. Where’s the justice?
There’s no truth to the rumor that following Reardon’s arrest, the St. Louis Cardinals offered him a one-year deal.