Wrigley Field Ivy Theft: 2 Accused Of Breaking Into Chicago Ballpark
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:58
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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Detail view of the outfield wall covered with ivy and the scoreboard in center field following the game between the Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field on June 13, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CHICAGO — Chicago police say two men who allegedly broke into Wrigley Field to try to take ivy are facing misdemeanor charges.
Officers were called to the ballpark just before 4 a.m. Sunday. Police say the men had allegedly entered the park by going through a barred window. Security guards at the field spotted them on a surveillance camera and called police.
Cubs spokesman Julian Green tells the Chicago Sun-Times ( ) that the men allegedly wanted to take some ivy from the outfield walls. http://bit.ly/1dHJw9b
Chicago police say both men, in their 20s, are from Pennsylvania. They were each charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass.
Authorities say nothing was stolen or damaged.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index