Former Oriole Kevin Brown catches alleged mail thieves in action, Georgia deputies say

The Baltimore Sun

Once a major league pitcher, Kevin Brown sure knows how to hold runners.

The former Oriole demonstrated that Wednesday by apprehending  alleged local mailbox thieves near his Macon, Ga., residence,  according to The Miami Herald.

After reports of stolen mail in the area, Brown hid in a neighbor’s yard and waited to catch the alleged criminals in the act. The 53-year-old then pounced and held the two individuals – a 15-year-old and another man – at gunpoint until deputies arrived, according to the Herald.

Officers on the scene found Brown with his gun drawn pointed at the two alleged criminals and a nearby mailbox ajar.

Georgia is one of more than two dozen states that have “Stand Your Ground” laws. It is likely Brown will cite Georgia’s “Stand Your Ground” law as defense for drawing his weapon.

A six-time All-Star, Brown joined the Orioles as a free agent in April 1995 and went 10-9 with a 3.65 ERA before leaving for the Florida Marlins in free agency after the season. He also pitched for the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

He played in the major leagues from 1986 to 2005, leading the National League in ERA twice and the American League in wins once.

He was listed in the Mitchell Report and accused of buying steroids as a member of the Dodgers.

The New York Daily News contributed to this article.

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