Police: Former pitcher held alleged mail thieves at gunpoint

MACON, Ga. – Authorities say a former major league All-Star pitcher held two people at gunpoint after they took mail from his mailbox.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s office said on Facebook that the deputies responded just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to a call from Kevin Brown in Macon.

The Telegraph newspaper reports that Brown saw two men in a white sports car are mail for speeding out twice Tuesday. The next day, he waited with a pistol and detained the couple when they tried it again.

The sheriff’s office arrested two brothers from Miami, 30, and 15. They are faced with the cost of mail theft and forgery, and the older brother is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The 53-year-old Brown was 211-144 with a 3.28 ERA in 486 games in 19 seasons with the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins, Padres, Dodgers and the Yankees. The six-time All-Star last pitched in the majors for the Yankees in 2005.

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