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Police investigate goat`s head sent to Wrigley Field

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An "intimidating package" containing a goat's head was dropped off at Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon for Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.

Chicago police were called in to investigate after a man stopped the white van he was driving, walked a box to a security entrance on Waveland Avenue and wordlessly put it down, Cubs spokesman Julian Green said.

Staff at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., found the package outside Gate K, and when they opened it found a goat's head inside, Cubs spokesman Julian Green said.

"Tom Ricketts never saw the package," Green said in a statement. "Cubs security obviously took it very seriously. They turned it over to police."

Officers responded to the report around 2:30 p.m. and Area North detectives are investigating, police said.

The package, addressed to Ricketts, did not appear to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

Green said Thursday that police were given surveillance video, and that he doesn't know why someone would deliver a goat's head. Police did not comment on who might have left the goat head or a possible motive.

As Cubs fans know, goats have appeared at Wrigley Field before. In the 1945 World Series, the owner of the Billy Goat Tavern showed up at Wrigley Field with a goat he had bought a ticket for. When the goat was not allowed in, it is said the owner placed a curse on the team saying, "you shall never win the World Series."

The package comes amid ongoing negotiations between team owners and rooftop owners to renovate Wrigley Field.

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