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Tampa Yankees player arrested at Green Iguana

Published April 20, 2007


TAMPA - A Tampa Yankees pitcher was arrested early Thursday after deputies say he refused to leave the Green Iguana Bar & Grill on Anderson Road. George N. Kontos, 21, of 4902 N MacDill Ave. faces charges of trespassing and obstructing an officer after deputies say he tried to re-enter the bar after he was asked to leave, said Hillsborough sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter. A deputy tried to escort Kontos off the restaurant's property about 2 a.m., but Kontos kept pulling away from the deputy, who then arrested him, Carter said. He was released from jail after posting $1,000 bail. Calls to the team's office were not immediately returned. Kontos joined the Yankees as a fifth-round draft pick in 2006, after he played for Northwestern University, according to the school's Web site.

Charges dropped in child abuse case

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Tampa man accused of abusing his girlfriend's young son. "We could not establish the defendant committed this offense," said Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi. Deputies arrested Joshua O. Yarborough, 27, on Feb. 22, accusing him of harming the toddler. The 2 1/2-year-old boy had a fractured skull and swelling around his eyes and cheeks, according to his father, David Clary, who lives near New Port Richey. Prosecutors couldn't prove Yarborough caused the boy's injuries.


Senior couple hurt by two robbers

ST. PETERSBURG - Pinellas sheriff's detectives are searching for two men they said robbed and beat a couple in their Isle of Palms mobile home at 7400 46th Ave. on Thursday. Just before 8:30 p.m., two masked men in dark clothing demanded money from Luz Sigsi, 75, and her husband, Luis Sigsi, 76, detectives said. One of the men was armed with a black handgun. It is unclear what the men took. Mr. Sigsi reportedly pulled the mask off one of the robbers, revealing the face of white man. The couple were taken to a local hospital with what authorities called serious but not life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's robbery unit at (727) 582-6200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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