Coach accused of teaching children to steal

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 7:00 p.m. CDT; updated 7:58 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 10, 2009

ARLINGTON, Wash.— An elementary school baseball coach in Washington state has been accused of using some of his players to help in a break-in.

Prosecutors charged 31-year-old George Spady Jr. on Monday with burglary.

Court documents allege he took his son, a nephew and another player from the team with him when he broke into a vacant Arlington shop and took overhead lights and other items, according to The Daily Herald's Web site.

Police say Spady's son crawled through a vent on the back side of the store and unlocked the door for his father, who then directed the boys to grab things from inside.

One boy told his stepfather who called deputies.

The Everett Herald reports the boys are not expected to be charged.


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