Tuesday, December 27, 2005
According to a news release from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, the 50-year-old former All Star entered a Hamilton Jewelers store in shopping mall and handed a clerk a note demanding money. The clerk, believing Reardon had a gun, filled a bag with an undisclosed amount of cash.Reardon was born in Massachusetts and pitched for the Twins in the championship season in
Reardon fled the store with the cash and was followed by the store manager. Police arrived and arrested Reardon without incident outside a P.F. Chang's restaurant. The money was recovered at the same time.
He didn't have much of a chance to make the Hall of Fame, even though he had more saves in his career than Rollie Fingers, Bruce Sutter or Goose Gossage. Instead he robs a jewelry store and goes to a Chinese restaurant? At least he picked a good one.
UPDATE: "1987, you idiot!" Thanks a lot.