‘Piggyback Bandit' Known for Stealing Rides From Student Athletes Across U.S. Arrested at Dallas Love Field

A Washington man dubbed the “Piggyback Bandit,” infamous in multiple states for jumping on the backs of student athletes, was nabbed at Dallas Love Field this month on a drug charge. Sherwin Shayegan, 34, faces a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. He was released March 2 on $500 bail.Authorities in several states have had run-ins with Shayegan, who's known for forcing or coaxing boys at high school sporting events into piggyback rides and for giving children money for unsolicited massages. It's unclear whether he's committed such assaults in Texas, but he has a lengthy rap sheet in Washington and other states.Shayegan was arrested in December at a New Jersey airport, accused of massaging a 14-year-old boy and then giving the teen some money and a note, arrest records show.   Continue reading...

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