Monday, October 31, 2011


SOMEONE may have squealed, but either way the man dubbed the "Piggyback Bandit" has finally been busted. 
For some time, Sherwin Shayegan, 28, has been conning his way into sports games and demanding piggy back rides from the athletes, or simply jumped on them.
By posing as athletic staff or pretending to be an autograph hunter, or simply buying his way into the stadiums the barking mad jumper would then leap onto the athletes backs.
Last spring the Oregon School Activities Association warned athletes to look out for Shayegan after officials say he turned up at events in Eugene and Pendleton and got piggyback rides from some athletes.
But last week cops in Helena MT got a tip he would be at a Class AA soccer tournament.
When detectives arrived they watched him fist bump a player and then jump on his bacl 
Officers told the Helena Independent Record that he was cooperative and he told cops he was banned from sports games from Washington to Oregon.
Shayegan is in jail facing a pair of misdemeanor assault charges with bail at $680 and police say anyone else who has had such an encounter with Shayegan should call Helena police.

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