Former NBA player and Syracuse prominent Donte Green was arrested in Indiana last week for allegedly attempting to rob a gas station, according to police.
Old 2008 first-round draft pick According to police records, he was charged with robbery, intimidation and interfering with the reporting of a crime after Goshen Police responded to a “robbery in progress” call just after midnight on November 8.
Green allegedly “threw it out” after instructing a grocery clerk at Phillips 66 gas station in Elkhart County to “give him all the money”. South Bend Grandstand reported with reference to court records.
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The employee tried to call the police, but Green allegedly told him not to. In the report, it was stated that employees at another store connected to the gas station called 911. Police officers who arrived at the scene initially responded to an unrelated call from a drunk driver in the area.
According to the South Bend Tribune, court documents state that footage taken from inside the store showed Greene acting hesitantly before taking off his shirt. He was not armed at the time of the robbery attempt.
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Greene, 34, was drafted by the USA. Memphis Grizzlies He was 28th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft, and was traded to the Houston Rockets and eventually the Sacramento Kings that same year.
He spent four years with the team, averaging 6.1 points per game in 253 career games. He also spent several years playing abroad.
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Greene played One season in SyracuseWhere he made 35 appearances in freshman year and led the team to score with 17.7 points per game that year.
He will appear in court again on Thursday morning. He is facing a felony charge of theft that carries a sentence of 1 to 6 years in the state of Indiana.