Last week, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that a 40-year-old man was arrested by local authorities after he broke into Miller Park and damaged the field. Care to guess what the intruder decided to do during his trespassing venture?
Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the man hijacked a tractor with the intent of carving his name (in cursive) on the field. The failed efforts resulted in $40,000 in damages.
Miller Park intruder tried carving his name into field with stolen tractor, causing $40K in damages https://t.co/Q69QHbTgVg
— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) June 9, 2020
According to the criminal complaint obtained by the MJS, the man, who was identified as Keyon Lambert, entered the stadium via an unlocked door and actually made his way to the diamond while the grounds crew was busy working on the field. He reportedly told law enforcement that he “decided to commandeer the tractor because he had never driven one before and wanted to carve his name into the grass with the tires.”
The machine wasn’t nearly fast enough to carry out such an activity, but that didn’t stop Lambert from moseying across the field while raising and lowering the front bucket. We’re not sure how he learned to do that, but he deformed the pitchers mound in the process and dug various holes elsewhere on the playing field.
Brewers statement on a break-in this morning at Miller Park. Source says the strong belief is that this is totally unrelated to recent protests in Milwaukee and around the country. pic.twitter.com/bc3Eqe8Cq0
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 2, 2020
What gave Lambert the motivation to go on this escapade? The grounds crew was apparently recording him with their phones, and he wanted to give them a show. We should note that this story was in no way related to the George Floyd protests in the area.
With the outlook of the 2020 MLB season looking more dubious by the day, this update on the Miller Park invader will provide much-needed comedic relief for baseball fans.