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2 Penn. men accused of stealing Wrigley Field ivy

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Two Pennsylvanian men allegedly squeezed through a window at Wrigley Field early Sunday to grab ivy from the outfield.

Chicago police responded to Wrigley Field, at 1060 W. Addison St., about 3:45 a.m. after security guards saw two men on surveillance video walking through the ball park, police News Affairs John Mirabelli said.

They had apparently entered by squeezing through a barred window, Mirabelli said. One of the men was 6 feet and 170 pounds and the second man was 6-feet-3 and 180 pounds.

Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht, both 25, of Chalfont, Pa., were each charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, Mirabelli said.

The men apparently wanted to take a couple pieces of ivy from the outfield walls, Cubs spokesman Julian Green said. There was no property damage and nothing was stolen.

"This is not the first time that something like this has happened," said Green about previous attempts of trespassers to steal ivy.

Both men are expected in court on Sept. 26.

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