Jacoby Ellsbury makes stealing look easy. Thomas Robbins from Concord, Mass., learned that it’s not as simple as the Red Sox’ center fielder makes it out to be.
The 23-year-old was caught trying to steal Mike Napoli’s glove after the team beat the Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS to advance to the World Series, authorities tell The Boston Globe.
According to the report, officers responded to Yawkey Way around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and found Robbins inside the Red Sox clubhouse. As he began flee, he dropped Napoli’s mitt and he was eventually caught by the Fenway security staff in the players’ parking lot.
“It was valued at $450 for purposes of the case, but a perfectly worn mitt is priceless,” said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. “We’re glad Mike got it back and won’t have to worry about it [Wednesday] night.”
Robbins, who also carrying Red Sox and Major League Baseball press box passes, was arraigned Monday on charges of attempting to commit a crime and trespassing and he was ordered to stay away from Fenway Park pending the outcome of his case.
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