LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The New York Times reported today that Jeff Reardon, who pitched for the Mets and the Yankees and was one of the top relief pitchers in baseball, was charged Monday with robbing a local jewelry store.
Reardon, 50, was released on $5,000 bond from the Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday, after a judge ruled that he could be put under house arrest without monitoring, provided that he seek a mental-health evaluation within seven days.
According to a police affidavit, Reardon walked into the Hamilton Jewelers store at the Gardens Mall shortly before noon Monday. He was wearing an all-black outfit and carrying two white garbage bags and a note expressing that he had a gun but that nobody would be harmed if he received cash and jewelry, the affidavit said.
The note was passed to a store associate, Barbara Myer, who later told the police that she had felt threatened and was “in fear.” Myer said she told the man that the store did not have much cash, according to the affidavit. She said she put $170 into a green bag marked with a Hamilton logo and handed it to the man.