Man arrested after high school sporting event

Man arrested after high school sporting event
Sherwin Shayegan is seen in two undated photos provided by police.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- A man that Oregon officials warned got into locker rooms at several high school sporting events and asked for piggyback rides with high school athletes was arrested Monday in Tualatin, Ore., and later released on bail.

Sherwin Shayegan was arrested at a Motel 6 Monday on a warrant out of Washington state after an office saw him at a Wilsonville lacrosse game.

The Oregon School Activities Association sent a memo to all Oregon schools on April 7 warning them about Shayegan.

Shayegan posted bail before his warrant was amended to require extradition, which would have enabled law enforcement to escorted him to Mt. Vernon to stand trial.

He is so far barred from any state championship sporting events in Oregon. However, if he wanted to go to any other game in Oregon or Washington, he could, KATU News reports.

Shayegan is familiar with Portland's MAX mass transit lines. There is video of him traveling on a MAX line through the Portland area Saturday.

KATU News reports that there is no indication that Shayegan is physically dangerous. He has been described as eager to befriend the people he meets.

OSAA executive director Tom Welter said Shayegan was spotted at the state basketball tournament at Mac Court in Eugene in March, as well as state tournament events in Corvallis and Pendleton.

Police in Bonney Lake, Wash., said Shayegan lured a football player to a library, saying he wanted to interview the athlete for a college term paper. The student told police the man was acting strange and when he tried to leave, Shayegan jumped on his back and asked for a piggyback ride.