Monroe arrested, released on $500 bond

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Craig Monroe was arrested for allegedly stealing a $29.99 belt from a
department store, a records clerk at Charlotte County jail said

Monroe wrapped the belt around his waist and tried to leave the
store without paying Friday, according to the arrest report. He
posted $500 bond and was released from county jail that day.

Monroe is scheduled to face arraignment Dec. 15 on a
second-degree misdemeanor charge of petit theft.

He hit .293 with 18 home runs and 72 RBI in 128 games for the
Tigers last season, when he earned $335,000.

Tigers spokesman Brian Britten said Tuesday the team would not