Top baskeball recruit loses scholarship over Twix ice cream bar
Trayvon Reed, a top 100 basketball recruit, will be looking for a new college after stealing some junk food at 7-Eleven. Reed was expected to help lead the Maryland men’s basketball team back to the NCAA Tournament, but now will be looking for a new college and possibly jail time.
The 7-foot-1 big man was arrested last Wednesday night after two plainclothes officers saw Reed put a Twix ice cream bar in his pocket and leave without paying. But the story gets worse for Reed. After being confronted by the officers, Reed tried to hightail it but was grabbed by one of the officers. A scuffle ensued and Reed was eventually subdued after the officer’s other partner helped take down Trayvon.
Via Baltimore Sun:
According to court documents, two plainclothes officers working in the store saw Reed putting a Twix ice cream bar into his pants pocket and leaving the store without paying.
When one of the officers saw Reed take the ice cream from his pocket in the parking lot, the officer showed his identification to Reed and an unidentified male companion and told Reed he was under arrest.
As the officer tried to arrest him, Reed tried to run away but the officer grabbed him. A scuffle ensued and police said Reed fought the officer “with his hands” and struck the officer on the left hand.
The officer, who needed the help of his partner to subdue Reed, wound up with two broken fingers.
If you can believe it, this story actually gets worse when you break down what actually transpired. Reed took an ice cream bar, valued at $2.11. In addition to the stolen ice cream bar, police found a four-pack of Reese’s Cups also priced at $2.11 and two-pack of King Sized Reese’s Cups worth $1.37 in Reed’s possession.
The Big Lead may have summed it up best in regards to what Trayvon Reed just lost.
Based on this, it appears a year at Maryland costs roughly $20,000 (in-state). Reed just lost $80k because he tried to take less than $6 worth of snacks.