CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man who's been dubbed the “Piggyback Bandit” after a man accused him of rubbing his shoulders at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport last April.
According to CMPD, the victim, who lives in Florida, called detectives Thursday after recognizing the suspect in a news report about a similar incident that involved a child at an airport in Newark, New Jersey. CMPD said they have obtained a warrant against 34-year-old Sherwin Shayegan for simple assault in connection with the incident.
The Charlotte victim told investigators that after rubbing his shoulders, Shayegan handed him an envelope containing $10 and a note thanking him for allowing the massage. That evidence was presented to police after the victim contacted CMPD.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CMPD Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.