A Pirates player, Robert Mitchell, was arrested in Newark on Tuesday and charged with kidnapping, robbery, burglary and possession of a weapon, according to a law enforcement official in Essex County. Mitchell was accused along with another person of breaking into a home in South Orange, duct-taping eight people and stealing cash and personal items. The police have not identified the other person.
Adam Zagoria adds:
Mitchell allegedly entered a residence located on Irvington Avenue in South Orange on Monday, March 15, 2010 forcing occupants to move from various rooms into a common area where they forced to turn over their cash and personal items at gunpoint. There were eight occupants in the residences at the time. Various items including credit cards, cell phones, debit cards, driver's licenses, digital cameras and approximately $300 in cash were taken. Mitchell then fled the scene in a vehicle. The vehicle has been recovered.
What. A. Day.