MLB may have locked out its players but it did not lock the gates to the field.
At least it didn’t in San Diego where a man eluded the Petco Park grounds crew and helped himself to a few infield doughnuts from behind the wheel of his SUV this weekend.
“After about a minute, he came to a stop, and a bunch of the grounds crew guys made their way to the car and did like a citizens’ arrest,” Ryan Carlson, a stadium worker told the San Diego Union Tribune.
The driver entered Petco Park through a tunnel in left field. Reports suggest that stadium workers on hand assumed he was part of the grounds crew. Turns out, they were wrong and found out the hard way when the unidentified man and his rouge white Ford Bronco went on a California joyride.
After a few doughnuts and a little juice on the gas pedal, the grounds crew approached the SUV and apprehended the driver without incident.
“It happened peacefully, wasn’t aggressive, at least as far as I saw,” Carlson added. “They walked him over and sat him down.”
Shortly thereafter, police arrived, and the man was arrested and charged with felony vandalism as well as trespassing.
Still, a great story.