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
— John Clark NBCPhilly (@JClarkNBCS) November 9, 2017
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.