FAYETTEVILLE, AR – An Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher faces kidnapping charges after police say he forced a woman into his apartment and wouldn’t let her leave. Fayetteville Police say they were called to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Conway Place early Friday morning. They say they had to force their way into a bedroom of the apartment where they found 21-year-old Thomas Altimont, who is listed as a junior right-handed pitcher for the Arkansas baseball team, leaning over the victim, who was lying on the bed. The victim later told police she met Altimont when a friend picked her up and she traveled with the friend to pick him up from a bar on Dickson Street. The victim told police she and Altimont got into an argument during the ride and when they arrived at his apartment on Conway Place, he forced her from the vehicle when she refused to go inside, threw her over his shoulder and carried her up the stairs. She told police she was kicking and screaming, attempting to get away and actually did escape from Altimont several times, but was captured again each time. The victim told police he then forced her into his apartment and into his bedroom. Police say Altimont was confronted by a roommate who expressed concern about what was happening, and the Hogs pitcher punched a hole in a closet door, then began choking himself. At that point, Police say he locked himself in the room with the victim.
The following is a statement from Arkansas head baseball coach Dave Van Horn on Altimont’s arrest:
“Thomas Altimont has been suspended indefinitely from our team, effectively immediately. We will take the time to review the matter thoroughly and make any further determinations next week. We have high standards for our student-athletes and they will conduct themselves appropriately. We stress accountability in the University of Arkansas baseball program and endangering the safety of others and other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.”
Jesus how hard does a guy have to try to let you know he likes you honey? He brought you back from the bar. He asked you to come in. He carried you up the stairs himself. He choked himself out. What do you need him to fucking spell it out for you? Kidnapping is the highest form of flattery. I guess it’s true what they say. True love is dead. RIP love.