The household of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles is searching for help after he was arrested in Florida final week when he was found sleeping behind an airport and refused requests to go away.
As Toles’ mug shot was shared and retweeted throughout the limitless spectrum of the Web, his sister, Morgan, instructed USA Today in a narrative printed Monday that her household felt “relief.”
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“It’s really crazy to say, but the mug shot, really, was the best thing ever,” she instructed the newspaper. “We didn’t know whether he was dead or alive.”
Morgan Toles detailed to USA As we speak that she and her household have been searching for help for the Main Leaguer for greater than a yr. Her brother, who remains to be on the Dodgers’ restricted record, has been in and out of jail and retains transferring from metropolis to metropolis. His sister mentioned final week’s arrest was the primary time it was public.
In accordance to the report, the same incident occurred in Kentucky about two weeks in the past and he was in a Hong Kong jail for a month throughout the winter, for allegedly stealing meals at a gasoline station. Morgan Toles wanted help from the U.S. Embassy to get him out.
“The last time I saw my brother, I don’t even know,” Morgan Toles instructed USA As we speak. “I haven’t heard his voice in, Lord knows how long. The only difference in my brother and the homeless walking the streets in LA is that he made money. That’s it. We want to help him so badly. We are doing everything we can.”
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Andrew Toles’ father, Alvin, additionally expressed some helplessness in the scenario.
“You cry every day, you pray every day,” Alvin Toles mentioned. “It’s a reduction that he’s alive. And now there’s no need to conceal something. Everybody now is aware of he has a psychological sickness.
“Possibly that is how God meant for this to finish. Now individuals know. Individuals are reaching out and asking how to help.
“We just need to find him. We need to bring him home. But he keeps running. He’s in this state of paranoia. He’s running from people. He just keeps running like someone is after him.”
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Toles, 28, was recognized with bipolar dysfunction and schizophrenia earlier this yr, in accordance to USA As we speak. His household has saved his secret and his whereabouts quiet. When the Dodgers positioned him on the restricted record, the staff instructed reporters it was for “personal reasons.”
His household is searching for guardianship over him.