If New York Yankees star pitcher Joba Chamberlain really was at the Jersey shore, wouldn't he ask for something better than a free bagel?
A Toms River man with a strong resemblance to the Yankees pitcher is accused of pretending to be Chamberlain in an attempt to score some free bagels, according to police.
Ryan Ward, 30, is charged with theft by deception and disorderly conduct, and could get more than a year in jail if convicted.
He's charged with scamming a Belmar bagel shop out of free food after allegedly telling an employee, "Do you know who I am?" and pointing to a photo of Chamberlain in a newspaper sports section.
Police said he signed autographs and promised women free Yankee tickets.
Ward denies the charges, telling the Asbury Park Press, "You can't have fun anymore, can you?"