Man arrested after allegedly taking jersey from Halladay memorial

Robert Moran, Staff Writer

Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:36 PM

A sign outside Citizens Bank Park displays a message of remembrance of former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter for the Phillies, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.

A man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of taking a Roy Halladay jersey from a memorial created by fans outside Citizens Bank Park, police said.

“We did take a person into custody after a [police] K9 officer observed a male take a jersey from the memorial, and place it under his jacket” around 4:30 p.m, said police spokesman Sgt. Eric Gripp. “The male was chased down by the officer, who recovered the jersey.”

This is a disgrace

Im told someone stole a jersey from the Roy Halladay memorial setup by Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park

Sources tell me Phillies fans ran after the person, chased him down in a parking lot, and got police to arrest him#RIPRoy

There was some internal discussion about what crime was committed if the jersey was left at the memorial by a fan and it no longer had an owner, Gripp said.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to the Third Police District headquarters, given a citation for disorderly conduct, and then released.

The jersey was returned to the memorial for the former Phillies pitching legend, who died Tuesday in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.

Robert Moran, Staff Writer

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