HICKORY - A former NBA basketball player has been accused of stealing gas from a Hickory gas station.
Chris Washburn, who played basketball at North Carolina State University, has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses.
Washburn was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1986.
Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty said the gas station is located next to the police department.
According to a police report, Washburn pumped more than $50 worth of gas and drove off without paying.
Police said a store employee identified the 7-foot tall former center from a photo lineup.
Former NBA player accused of stealing gas
Teen killed day before birthday in Steele Creek shooting, police say
Troopers: Truck driver hit, killed trying to help crash victim on I-85
Concord police investigate latest in string of local gun shop break-ins
More than 13,000 votes cast on first day of early voting in Meck Co.