Such is not the case for the Cincinnati Reds. Pitcher Mike Leake was arrested yesterday after he allegedly removed the tags from six t-shirts and walked out of a Cincinnati Macy’s department store without paying for them. He’s been charged with theft, and his initial appearance in court will be later today.
Leake makes near the Major League minimum, but that’s still over $400,000. That’s probably enough to pay for a bunch of less-than-$10-apiece shirts.
From now on, if you see Leake approaching your garage sale, you might want to watch him a little more closely as he eyes your Star Wars collectables.