Former top 3 NBA draft pick Chris Washburn was arrested recently in North Carolina for stealing gas.
Washburn was part of the now infamous 1986 draft that was full of promising players who flamed out in the league either from injuries or drug abuse. Washburn suffered from the latter.
He was arrested at his home on June 6th in the town of Hickory, North Carolina, and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.
According to NBC local reports, the charges stem from an incident that occured on May 25th, at a Hickory gas station. It’s been reported that 48-year-old Washburn pumped 14.75 gallons of gas and drove off without paying.
Washburn was later identified in a subsequent investigation as the perpetrator and given a $5,000 unsecured bond.