Major League Baseball and sports memorabilia companies make a mint by selling game used dirt, so following that logic, two Pennsylvania men had a get rich quick idea – steal and sell some ivy from the famed Wrigley Field outfield wall.
Okay, maybe I’m giving them too much credit. Maybe they just wanted to pluck a bit of ivy for themselves and say the ivy in their garden was from Wrigley Field.
Either way, their attempt to snag a few handfuls of the $5 dollar plant at your local nursery didn’t go so well.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
Two Pennsylvania men were arrested overnight at Wrigley Field after they managed to squeeze through metal security bars, climb through a window and tried to steal ivy from the stadium, authorities said.
Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25, 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.