Police: Two Phillies Fans Charged With Trespassing At Wrigley Field

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Wrigley Field's scoreboard.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Wrigley Field’s scoreboard. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Phillies fans from Pennsylvania, in town for the Cubs’ series with the Phillies , were arrested early this morning inside Wrigley Field and police say they’re charged with criminal trespassing.

They are both 25-years-old and both from the same town: Chalfont, Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia.

Steven Gudknecht and Kevin Burge are about 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-2 – but police say they managed to squeeze through the bars on a window and sneak into Wrigley Field.

Cubs Spokesman Julian Green says the men wanted a piece of ivy as a souvenir.

Kevin’s mother Rose says both men are tall and thin, and they are big Phillies fans.

“They think Wrigley Field is such a cool place, they probably just wanted to get their pictures on the field, if I know them,” said Rose.

“They’re big-time baseball fans. Stupid prank, I’m sure. Stupid move.”

Police say Burge and Gudknecht were spotted by Wrigley Field security and arrested about 4:15 a.m.

Both men are charged with criminal trespass to property, a misdemeanor.

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