Ex-Supersonic Robert Swift—who was charged two months ago with a gun crime—was arrested Tuesday about an hour away from Seattle for armed robbery, reports KIRO. According to KIRO's report, Swift and his accomplice are not criminal masterminds:
According to sources, the 7-foot-1 former NBA basketball player and 28-year-old Carlos Abraham Anderson of Everett put masks over their faces and attempted to rob a home in broad daylight. Witnesses notified the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
“I believe there were a couple of people who called in, they saw masked subjects on the property, reported that at least one of them was armed with a weapon, one possibly with a baseball bat,” Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Shari Ireton told KIRO 7. “It appeared they were either trying to make an entry or knocking on the door.”
The terrible heist planning could be because of Swift's state of mind at the time: KIRO reports that he told deputies while being arrested that he was high (likely on heroin, as he's an admitted heroin addict). Swift also had an outstanding warrant for arrest, as he failed to show up for a day-before-Thanksgiving court appearance on that previous weapon charge.
Swift's life has been spiraling downwards for awhile now. It looks like it may have finally reached the bottom.
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