Bench warrant issued for “Piggyback Bandit” for failure to comply with probation

According to law enforcement from New Jersey, a bench warrant was issued for Sherwin Shayegan, the “Piggyback Bandit,” for failing to comply with his probation.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2018 9:40 AM
Updated: Oct. 31, 2018 1:02 PM

According to Falkville Police Chief Chris Free, law enforcement from New Jersey contacted him yesterday to let them know a bench warrant was issued for Sherwin Shayegan for failing to comply with his probation.

Shayegan is still being held in the Morgan County Jail after being arrested last week for harassment after jumping on the back of a Falkville High School football player during a pep rally.

A clerk at Falkville Town hall said the judge went to visit Shayegan in jail Wednesday and that he pled guilty to the harassment charge in Falkville. He will likely see a judge next week for an extradition hearing, and then the extradition process will begin.

Shayegan earned the nickname of “Piggyback Bandit” after he was found to be involved in dozens of similar instances around the country. 

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