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Yankees prospect lands in jail
Tampa police say he refused to leave a bar after being bounced.
By Times Staff Writer
Published March 2, 2008
TAMPA - Austin Michael Krum, a 22-year-old minor-league player for the New York Yankees, didn't know how to take no for an answer, according to Tampa police.
Bouncers tossed the Texas outfielder out of Tia's Tex Mex Restaurant and Bar on Fowler Avenue about 2 a.m. Saturday after he tried to start a fight, police said.
Two uniformed Tampa police working security for the bar were outside, and were told that Krum had worn out his welcome, police said. The officers told Krum to leave or risk arrest, and repeated this warning 10 or 15 times, police said. They "physically escorted him off the property," only to have him come back.
Finally, as they moved to arrest him, Krum balked, pulling away, and had to be taken to the ground for handcuffing, police said.
He was charged with trespass after warning and resisting an officer without violence. No one was injured, police said. Krum was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, and was released on $1,000 bail.