LSU DL Frank Herron, a redshirt freshman, was arrested Monday for stealing a bicycle on the LSU campus.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the bike was reported stolen from a bike rack on Wednesday. The person whose bike was stolen then saw someone riding what he believed to be the bicycle near another building on campus. After some investigation, Herron was identified as the suspect.
When Herron was questioned by campus police, he admitted to taking the bike and was arrested Monday afternoon. He was issued a misdemeanor summons and released.
His punishment from LSU coach Les Miles won't be riding a bike either.
“Certainly he’s going to be run into a much leaner position,” Miles said to the Shreveport Times on Monday. “He’s going to do community service. He’s going to sustain whatever the school would suggest. But the truth of the matter is that we are expecting to wear him out internally.”
Herron was a five-star recruit out of Memphis, Tenn. in the class of 2013. He was the No. 3 defensive end in the country according to Rivals and the No. 23 prospect in the country.
“I can tell you he’s a wonderful kid,” Miles said. “I can’t imagine he’s do anything like that again. Prank is more the intent and naïve is the reason.”
We recommend Herron go and purchase his own bicycle for himself or someone else to use so this doesn't happen again, even if it was a prank. There's no word if the bike was locked to the rack, but we'd like to also remind everyone to please lock up your bikes and belongings. It takes much more effort to swipe a locked bike than it does to grab it like its yours and pedal away.
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