• Nationally known 'piggy back bandit' shows up at Pitt lacrosse game


    PITTSBURGH - A Washington state man known nationwide for jumping on the back of student athletes has made his way to Pittsburgh.

    Sherwin Shayegin, also known as the "piggy back bandit," has been showing up at high school and college sports events across the country and jumping on the backs of players.

    This past weekend, The University of Pittsburgh's lacrosse coach said Shayegin said showed up at his team's game at the Cost Sports Center in Oakland.

    Coach Sean Buzzard said this was the second time Shayegin has showed up at one of his team's games.

    "Next thing you know a gentleman hopped on their back. When we asked him to get off he just said, 'No. Just continue to carry me to the fence,'" Buzzard said. "I really don't think he's a big threat. But I could do without seeing him anymore."

    Shayegin has been banned from sporting events in five states.

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