Sunday, January 31, 2010

Guilty Plea in Shea Stadium Memorabilia Theft

From 1010WINS:

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn man who worked as a security guard during the demolition of Shea Stadium has pleaded guilty to stealing Mets memorabilia.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Gerald Tacopino pleaded guilty to petit larceny on Wednesday.

Tacopino was fined $500 and sentenced to a conditional discharge, provided he pays $842.50 in restitution. He also was ordered to stay away from the new Mets stadium, Citi Field, for one year.

The district attorney said various stadium items were recovered from Tacopino's apartment in December 2008. They included Mets security jackets and shirts and seat bottoms and backs.

The 44-year-old man was hired to prevent looting of items that were being removed from Shea Stadium to be sold as memorabilia.

You mean someone stole property from the Wilpons for a change instead of the other way around?


ew-3 said...

"petit larceny"

how did he steal from a Yankee while working at Shea?


Former Yankee Doctor (LOL) said...

This stuff has no real value except as "sentimentalia".

Ps-s-s-t...(LOL) I've got Babe Ruth's gallbladder in formaldehyde (LOL...again)...wanna but it?

Some idiots pay big bucks for this minor Met's memorabilia today to find out it's worth less on E-bay in ten years.

Now that's real value!

Anonymous said...

Citifield order of protection, that's hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the guy respected his "booty" more than the Mets organization!

Anonymous said...

i went numerous times to the demo site and contractors were handing out seat bottoms thru the fence all the time

gov. arnold schwarzenegger said...

You mean someone stole property from the Wilpons for a change instead of the other way around?

Ach, Krepper, Vat a zens uf yoomor u haf. Hahrr-hahrr-hahrr.

Anonymous said...

He worked there, so he deserves some gift from those greedy Mets.

Anonymous said...

Why don't they arrest Shulman & Co. for stealing property? In my mind, their criminal activities are far worse!