Monroe arrested, released on $500 bond

Updated: December 7, 2004, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Craig Monroe was arrested for allegedly stealing a $29.99 belt from a department store, a records clerk at Charlotte County jail said Tuesday.

Craig Monroe

Monroe wrapped the belt around his waist and tried to leave the store without paying Friday, according to the arrest report. He posted $500 bond and was released from county jail that day.

Monroe is scheduled to face arraignment Dec. 15 on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of petit theft.

He hit .293 with 18 home runs and 72 RBI in 128 games for the Tigers last season, when he earned $335,000.

Tigers spokesman Brian Britten said Tuesday the team would not comment.

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