Man Caught Red-Handed Must Stay Away from Green Monster

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2013—A Concord man will have to watch the 2013 World Series on television after being ordered to stay away from Fenway Park for allegedly trying to make off with some unlicensed souvenirs, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

THOMAS ROBBINS (D.O.B. 4/22/90) was arraigned in Roxbury District Court yesterday on charges of attempting to commit a crime – larceny over $250 – and trespassing.  Judge Pamela Dashiell granted Assistant District Attorney William Doogan’s request that bail be set in the amount of $300 and that Robbins be ordered to stay away from the location of the offense, America’s most beloved ballpark, for the pendency of the case.

According to prosecutors, Boston Police officers responded to Yawkey Way shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday to assist detail officers with a reported larceny on the premises after the Red Sox’s playoff victory over Detroit sent the team to the World Series.

A Red Sox staff member had spotted a man later identified as Robbins inside the team’s clubhouse.  The staff member approached Robbins and asked what he was doing there, at which point Robbins started to leave and dropped a baseball glove belonging to first baseman Mike Napoli, prosecutors said.

“It was valued at $450 for purposes of the case, but a perfectly-worn mitt is priceless,” Conley said. “We’re glad Mike got it back and won’t have to worry about it tomorrow night.”

Fenway security stopped Robbins in a parking lot reserved for players.  He was found to be in possession of two press box place markers issued by Major League Baseball and the Red Sox public relations departments – leading staff to believe that Robbins had also been inside the press box, prosecutors said.

Security staff informed police that all the areas Robbins had entered are marked “authorized personnel only,” prosecutors said.

Robbins was represented by the Harvard Defenders.  He will return to court on Dec. 11.


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