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Two arrested for trying to steal Wrigley ivy

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Two Pennsylvania men were arrested Saturday morning while trying to steal ivy from Wrigley Field's outfield walls, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The men were able to squeeze through bars to enter the stadium, but were arrested while attempting to steal ivy. The incident was caught on security cameras.

Twenty-five-year-olds Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht of Chalfont, Penn., were charged with misdemeanor trespassing. They were arrested at Wrigley Field about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, according to police. The two men were spotted by team security on closed-circuit cameras entering the stadium. When police arrived, they were on the field trying to get ivy, according to Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian Green.

Police found no evidence that anything was stolen or damaged in the ballpark, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. He would not say how the men were able to squeeze through the bars to get into the park.

Green characterized the men as "just some fans who probably wanted to take a piece of Wrigley Field back home." However, he said the Cubs do pursue criminal charges against any trespasser, which happens a few times a year.

The Cubs were hosting a weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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