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$50K Bond For Men Charged With Stealing Autographed Cubs Bats

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Baseball fans arrive at Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Baseball fans arrive at Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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(STMW) — Two men were each held on $50,000 bond for allegedly stealing two bats signed by Alfonso Soriano and Ernie Banks from Wrigley Field last Tuesday.

Johnathan Koziol, 29, and Robert Hack, 28, were each charged with one count of felony retail theft, police said. Hack was also charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

The two men were detained in the park by Cubs security and arrested before they could leave the park, said Cubs spokesman Julian Green.

“We were very happy with the attentiveness of our security personnel and the response by Chicago police officers to quickly resolve the situation which could have resulted in a very violent incident given the type of items which were taken,” Green said in a statement.

Koziol and Hack were each held on $50,000 bond, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. They are both scheduled to be back in court Aug. 6.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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