Banned in five states including Minnesota, Sherwin Shayegan has gained infamy for hoisting his 240-pound body onto the backs of unsuspecting athletes in attempts to get "piggyback rides" at high school sporting events. Police say he may have moved back to western Washington, where he has 16 criminal convictions.
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The 250-pound man is also banned from high school sporting events in Washington, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota after jumping on the backs of athletes. The executive director of the Minnesota State High School League told the Star Tribune that Sherwin Shayegan was seen in St. Cloud and Minneapolis this week.
Banned from high school sports in four states, 'Piggyback Bandit' now in Fargo
A 250-pound man has been banned from high school sporting events in Washington, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota after jumping on the backs of athletes. The Fargo Forum reports Sherwin Shayegan once pleaded guilty to assault, at which point a judge told him to go back to Seattle and behave.
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