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Report: Penn freshman Tony Bagtas arrested for string of burglaries

Apr 14, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

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Tony Bagtas, who played 20 games for the Penn basketball team as a freshman this past season, has been charged with 10 burglaries that occurred on the Penn campus, according to a report from the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Bagtas was initially charged with one count of burglary back on March 24th stemming from an incident two days earlier where eight students in two different dorms reported items stolen from them. According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, the students in the dorms left their rooms unlocked and had electronics, laptops and cash taken.

Bagtas was charged in the other seven thefts, as well as incidents that occurred in September and January, on April 11th.

According to the report, Bagtas was kicked off the team before his March 24th arrest.

  1. lifeofthemannequin - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    This is one of the reasons I hate the media. This guy is being charged with a crime that was close to impossible for him to commit.
    So, he moved to PA, to attend college, at an Ivy League school. And is arrested for burglary. With no criminal history? So he was stealing laptops? Where are the lap tops? We’re they found on him? We’re his prints in ANY of the rooms? Do they have anything other than allegations? Instead of focusing on facts, you chose to slander this kid, and I say KID, because that’s what he is. You never said once in this article that he is innocent until proven guilty, or did any research to question, why this young man with no criminal history, could turn so fast into a life of crime months after enrolling get into college. This isn’t some under privileged kid. Do your research. This is crazy to me that instead of being a median, you chose a side without knowing the facts. I will definitely be one of the people demanding an apology to Tony Bagtas and his family when these wrongful charges are dismissed. Start reporting the news correctly, and unbiased. You aren’t the judge.

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