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Man Arrested For Breaking Into Wrigley Field To Snatch Ivy

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A general view of the ivy at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois (Credit: Matthew Stockman/Allsport)

A general view of the ivy at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois (Credit: Matthew Stockman/Allsport)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 24-year-old man was arrested on New Year’s Day for grabbing some of the ivy from the outfield wall at Wrigley Field.

Police said Michael Vite, of the 1000 block of West George Street, was caught on security video as he entered Wrigley Field around 7:30 a.m. Sunday through an area under construction on the west wall of the stadium

Vite ran onto the field and pulled some ivy off the outfield wall, police said. He tried to flee, but was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

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