Police: Tennesse students tried to literally steal home plate at Vanderbilt

Monday December 1st, 2014

Two University of Tennessee students, Forrest Bullen and Austin Shelton, were arrested in the wee hours of Saturday morning when police say they tried to literally steal home plate at Vanderbilt's baseball stadium. 

The would-be thieves were spotted on a security camera breaking into Hawkins Field, according to The TennesseanPolice saw them "tampering with something on the field" and the men fled into the outfield. Bullen surrendered to the cops, but Shelton "jumped the fence at the edge of the field and kicked at officers as they tried to pull him down."

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The officers later found a pair of scissors near the plate which had been used to cut up the turf around it. Police say the damage will cost $10,000 to repair.

No word on whether the men were in attendance later Saturday as the Vols took down the Commodores. 

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[via FTW]

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