December 28th, 2005

Chris Keeley

flipped on my medications and didn't realize what I was doing.

Reardon blames meds: `I flipped'
Ex-All-Star reliever faces robbery charge in Florida incident
By Andrew Marra
Palm Beach Post

December 28, 2005

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After robbing a jewelry store with a threatening note Monday, former baseball great Jeff Reardon blamed the incident on anti-depressant medication as he surrendered to a security guard, police said.

"I completely lost my mind and tried to rob [the] jewelry store," Reardon said in a written confession, according to police. "I flipped on my medications and didn't realize what I was doing."

The 50-year-old former All-Star relief pitcher was carrying $170 in a green shopping bag after the incident in Palm Beach Gardens, police said.

Reardon, a Palm Beach Gardens resident for more than 20 years, spent a night in jail on a charge of armed robbery before a judge released him on $5,000 bond. He was placed on house arrest and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

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Chris Keeley

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