Kevin Brown, a former All-Star MLB pitcher, caught two mail thieves in the act Wednesday and held them at gunpoint until police arrived, The Telegraph reports.
After Brown reportedly watched two men on his home surveillance system drive up to the gates of his multimillion-dollar home, open his mailbox and speed off with his mail on Tuesday, he decided to hatch a plan to catch the crooks. The next day, Brown hid in a neighbor’s yard and waited for them to return.
According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, when they came back the next day, Brown emerged from the bushes of a neighbor’s yard armed with a handgun. Brown held at gunpoint 30-year-old Jeremy Carlton Brown Jr. and his 15-year-old brother until police arrived at the scene. The brothers are of no relation to Kevin Brown, according to tjhe report.
Deputies said the brothers, both of Miami, Fla., committed several thefts in the area and cash and checks totaling over $19,00 belonging to other people were recovered. Jeremy Brown and his little brother were charged late Wednesday with three counts of theft by taking and one count of forgery. Jeremy Brown, who also was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was released early Thursday on a $4,450 bond, while his brother was turned over to children’s services until a family member could be reached.
Kevin Brown played for the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins, Padres, Dodgers and Yankees is his 19-year career. He retired from baseball in 2006.