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Reds’ pitcher Mike Leake arrested for stealing $60 worth of stuff from a Macy’s

Leake mugshot

UPDATE: John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has an update:

Leake, of Ludlow, was arrested after Macy’s department store loss prevention employees stopped the Reds pitcher today after they say he took $59.88 in property from the store.

He was apparently caught on video. And here’s the police report.

Leake makes around half a million bucks a year, by the way, and got a $2.7 million signing bonus in 2009, so your guess as to why he’s stealing T-shirts from Macy’s is as good a guess as mine.

4:05 PM: Reds pitcher Mike Leake was arrested for misdemeanor theft in Cincinnati this afternoon. At the moment there is no additional information about it. Until we get more -- which we’ll obviously update when we hear it -- I’m going to wildly guess “dine and dash.”

Leake has three starts for the Reds this season. He’s 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA. At the plate he’s 2 for 7 with no steals, ironically enough.