Kevin Brown is a formidable opponent. The pitcher won 211 Major League Baseball games, and pitched in two World Series games. Now authorities say Brown played another role. On Wednesday, Brown found two people that he suspected of stealing his mail. He held them at gun point until the police arrived and took control of the situation.
Bibb County sheriff’s deputies, in Macon, Georgia, released the news that Brown, who pitched for the world champion Florida Marlins in 1997, had caught the culprits.
“After reports of mail thefts in his neighborhood,” The AJC writes, “the Milledgeville native lay in wait in a neighbor’s yard for the culprits to act again.”
A “30-year-old man and his 15-year-old brother were arrested near Brown’s multimillion-dollar home.”
Deputies arrested Jeremy Carlton Brown Jr. He has been charged with “three counts of theft by taking mail, third-degree forgery and contributing to delinquency of a minor.” The teen was also charged, but will face less stringent sentencing.
After the arrests, investigators found $16,000 in checks and $3,000 in cash that were stolen from other people in the area.
Jeremy Brown has since been released on a $4,450 bond.
“Kevin Brown, who played college baseball at Georgia Tech from 1984 until 1986, was a thorn in the Braves’ side in the 1997 (with the Florida Marlins) and 1998 (with the San Diego Padres) postseasons, going 3-1 against them and keeping them from the World Series both years,” the AJC notes.
“He retired after the 2005 season, his 19th in the major leagues. Two years later, he was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.”