Two men arrested trying to steal Wrigley Field ivy
Two Pennsylvania men were arrested early Saturday morning attempting to steal ivy from the outfield walls of Wrigley Field, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
The men somehow managed to squeeze through bars to enter the stadium — all captured on security cameras – then were arrested by police while trying to steal ivy.
From the Tribune:
Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing when they were arrested at Wrigley about 3:45 a.m., police said. Team security spotted them on closed-circuit cameras, entering the stadium, and when police arrived, the two were “found on the field, as they were trying to get ivy,” said Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian Green.
The men are from Chalfont, Pennsylvania, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The Philadelphia Phillies are in Chicago to play a series against the Cubs at the field at Addison and Clark Streets.
Police found no evidence that anything was stolen or damaged in the building, Mirabelli said.
Mirabelli would not say how the men managed to squeeze through the bars.
Green characterized the men as ”just some fans who probably wanted to take a piece of Wrigley Field back home,” but also said the Cubs pursue criminal charges against any trespasser, which happens a few times every year.