A pair of would-be ivy thieves were arrested at Wrigley Field early Sunday morning as they attempted to steal some ivy from the outfield walls at the Friendly Confines.
The pair of Pennsylvania men were nabbed at the home of the Chicago Cubs after security cameras shot them around 3:45 a.m. walking through the ballpark.
“The men apparently wanted to take a couple pieces of ivy from the outfield walls,” Cubs spokesman Julian Green said. There was no property damage and nothing was stolen.
“This is not the first time that something like this has happened,” said Green about previous attempts of trespassers to steal ivy.
Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25, of Chalfont, Pa., were each charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, according to Chicago Police.
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