Wash. 'Piggyback Bandit' out of jail - again

Wash. 'Piggyback Bandit' out of jail - again

Wash. 'Piggyback Bandit' out of jail - again

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by AP and KGW.com

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Posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 10:06 AM

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. - A Washington man known nationwide for allegedly jumping on the backs of players at sporting events is out of jail after yet another stunt.

Sherwin Shayegan spent about 15 hours behind bars in Illinois before he was released, according to a CNN report.

He reportedly asked a student athlete if he could climb on his back for a photo and then ran off after making derogatory remarks to officials.

Shayegan, 29, has a history of jumping on the backs of high school athletes, earning him the nickname, "Piggyback Bandit."

Illinois police told CNN that his odd behavior last week continued when he was seen asking for money at McDonald's and then walked over to another business, pestering customers and managers until police arrived.

Last year, Minnesota became the latest state to ban him from high school games.

Last spring the Oregon School Activities Association warned athletes to look out for Shayegan after he turned up at events in Eugene and Pendleton and got piggyback rides from some athletes.

Police in Bonney Lake, Wash., said Shayegan gave a high school athlete money and jumped on his back. He has also been arrested in Montana.

Background: 'Piggyback Bandit' banned in 5 states

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