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Men Break Into Wrigley Field to Snag Ivy, Leave With Trespassing Charge

By Jen Sabella | September 1, 2013 1:26pm
 Crowds arrive at Wrigley Field for opening day, 2013.
Crowds arrive at Wrigley Field for opening day, 2013.
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CHICAGO — Two men from Pennsylvania broke into Wrigley Field overnight hoping to steal some of the ballpark's famous ivy, but instead they departed with trespassing charges.

Police said the two 25-year-olds were spotted on surveillance video walking through the ballpark about 3:45 a.m. after somehow getting into the Chicago Cubs ballpark.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the duo, who apparently wanted to steal some ivy, was spotted on video and picked up by the police quickly. Overly eager fans try to break into Wrigley "more often than we would like," Green said.

Nothing was damaged in the ballpark and the men were charged with misdemeanor trespassing, cops said.

The Cubs are playing the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday at 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley.