Two clueless baseball fans from Chalfont, Pa., Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25-years-old, were arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 2 after they broke into Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field in an attempt to steal ivy from the stadium’s walls.
The two squeezed through the ballpark’s metal security bars and climbed through a window to get into the home of the Chicago Cubs, famous for its ivy covered outfield walls, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Burge and Gudknecht 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.
Nothing else was damaged or stolen at Wrigley Field by the two trespassers.
Authorities are baffled as to exactly how the two squeezed through the metal security bars, as both men are over 6’ feet tall, weighing 170 and 180 pounds respectively.
Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian Green said:
"When you have two individuals intent on committing foul play, they are going to find a way," said Green, saying that going through the security bars poses "serious bodily harm" to anyone who tries it.
"These were just some fans who probably wanted to take a piece of Wrigley Field back home."
Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht have a court date set in Chicago for Sept. 26.
Wrigley Field, built in 1914, has been the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916.
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