Former Deadliest Catch star Jerod Sechrist has been arrested for theft again, his third arrest in six months.
Sechrist was arrested for two outstanding felony warrants for grant theft. One was for stealing silver, collectible coins and a Rolex from an ex-roommate which he sold to a pawn shop, TMZ reports.
The second was for attempting to steal $800 of tools from a Home Depot last month.
Booked: Jerod Sechrist has been arrested again for two outstanding felony warrants for grant theft. he is seen in his mugshot after his arrest this week
Sechrist was spotted by a security guard walking out of the DIY store with a bucket containing the items. He dropped the bucket and ran when the security guard stopped him.
When police booked him, the former reality star said he is addicted to heroin and was stealing to get money for more drugs. He reportedly asked for help in treating his addiction.
Sechrist was arrested in November 2019 for stealing from an IKEA in Ybor City, Florida.
The fisherman and TV star was arrested in Tampa on a grand theft warrant and booked for allegedly stealing $1,034 in electronics, according to TMZ.
All washed up: Sechrist, 33,(seen here in his mugshot from November) stole items from an ex-roommate which he pawned and also attempted to steal tools from a Home Depot
According to police officers, Sechrist filled up a shopping cart with the tech gadgets and exited the store without paying.
He then hopped on a bike and tried to pedal away while pulling the ungainly shopping cart behind him.
The store’s security force was able to stop the former TV star and take his picture before he ditched the stolen electronics and fled on his bike.
This was allegedly his fifth time stealing from the same IKEA, which helped the security guards identify him on security footage in collaboration with the police.
Sad turn: Sechrist, who was on three episodes of Deadliest Catch, told cops he is addicted to heroin and was stealing to get money for more drugs. He reportedly asked for help in treating his addiction
Sechrist was taken into custody without putting up a fight after a warrant was obtained for his arrest on November 20, and the Tampa Police Department posted about the arrest on its Facebook page the following day.
The Deadliest Catch star’s IKEA escapade occurred around the same time he was arrested for possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in Florida on October 5.
The fisherman made an impression on his reality show for his inability to identify the sex of the crabs he caught, causing the ship’s crew to be dinged for unlawfully catching females.
He was on three episodes in 2016 and went by the name Captain Caution. Jerod was also on Deadliest Catch: The Bait.
The arrest took place in Tampa, Florida. But the drug arrest happened by accident, according to a police report obtained by TMZ.
The police were looked for Sechrist because there was an ‘open warrant’ in October for him that stemmed from an old reckless driving case.
Booked: The fisherman was previously arrested in Florida on charges of heroin possession on October 5
He made waves on this show: Jerod, far left, is seen with his ship mates in a 2016 episodes; the show has been on the air for 15 seasons
The officers brought him into the station at 3 am to be booked.
While they were checking him in, they found a ‘small clear bag in his pocket with a white powder substance inside.’
A drug test was immediately administered and the results indicated the substance was heroin.
A hit: Deadliest Catch is a reality TV show that first aired in 2005. It’s about the perils of hunting for Alaska King Crab and Snow Crab in the Bering Sea which can have 40ft waves. Stars of the show include Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen and Jake Anderson with Mike Rowe as narrator
He has at least one child, daughter Ashlynn.
According to his bio on Discovery.com: ‘Jerod used to split his time between working in a shipyard and crabbing and could not be happier to return to Dutch Harbor.
‘He’s decided to go all in and start fishing full time so he can spend more time with his daughter in the offseason.’
Booked: Another Deadliest Catch star also had a brush with the law last year. Jake Harris, who is the son of the late Captain Phil Harris, was sentenced to 18 months in jail in August
Playing ball: Seen in 2011 as he hams it up before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers
Deadliest Catch is a reality TV show that premiered in 2005. It’s about the perils of hunting for Alaska King Crab and Snow Crab in the Bering Sea, where towering waves can be 40ft high. Stars of the show include Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen and Jake Anderson with Mike Rowe as narrator.
The show, which just saw its 15th season, airs on the Discovery Channel.
Another Deadliest Catch star also had a brush with the law last year.
Jake Harris, the son of the late Captain Phil Harris, was sentenced to 18 months in jail in August 2019 for leading police on a chase in Washington. He appeared on the series until 2012.