The Chicago Tribune reported this morning that a pair of Pennsylvania residents were arrested earlier today, charged with misdemeanor trespassing after breaking into Wrigley Field and attempting to escape with some of the outfield ivy. Not to make light of a serious criminal case, but this incident closely recalls Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian’s 1997 detainment on charages he tried to steal the on-deck circle from the Yankees’ Tampa spring training facility. From MTV News :
Rosenfeld, 34, and a friend, 23-year-old Angela Roberts, were charged with burglary and grand theft. They were released on $7,500 bail each after spending six hours in jail.
Rosenfeld and Roberts jumped the fence at Legends Field at about 4:30 a.m. Friday and were caught on ballpark security cameras as they attempted to drag the heavy foam mat where players await their turn at bat to their car.
The pair also tried to take a folding, cushioned chair emblazoned with the Yankees’ logo. A repentant Rosenfeld told MTV News that his sprint around the bases and subsequent attempt to collect a few souvenirs were caused by, “24 years of being a Yankees fan, plus a bottle and a half too much of red wine.”
Rosenfeld added that he was sorry for what he did, but added that he had a good time while he was doing it. He’s hoping the charges will be dropped.