A 25-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with burglary after breaking into the Milwaukee Brewers’ clubhouse at American Family Field and taking items including club memorabilia and keys to the practice facility. spring for the Arizona baseball team, according to court documents.
According to the complaint, police were called to the clubhouse on Sept. 9 after security camera footage alerted the team that a person had been walking around the clubhouse, carrying bags and other stolen items. from various places in the stadium.
The missing items included the team’s strength coach’s electronics, credit card and passport; match-issued two-player jerseys; an autographed baseball bat; a replica World Series ring; and keys to the team’s spring training facility in Arizona, among other things, according to the complaint.
While investigating, detectives received a call from the suspect’s roommate. The roommate said he and the suspect, identified as Justin Bloedorn, had attended the Brewers’ doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants the day before, but that Bloedorn disappeared during the seventh inning of the second game. After returning home later that evening, the roommate said he began receiving text messages from Bloedorn, sending him photos from inside the stadium.
According to the complaint, Bloedorn eventually called his roommate, asking for a ride, but the roommate “told him he was alone.” Bloedorn returned home in an Uber early in the morning, carrying a Brewers duffel bag full of team memorabilia, the roommate told law enforcement.
After receiving the call from the roommate, detectives went to the apartment and found Bloedorn asleep inside.
Detectives interviewed Bloedorn, who admitted to “drinking at least ten beers during the games and at some point during the game he went outside and passed out,” according to the complaint. Bloedorn told them he “eventually woke up and found he was in some bushes,” then went into the stadium and started grabbing items. He said that “when he woke up the next day, he realized he had messed up a lot when he saw all the items he had taken,” the complaint says.
Bloedorn’s attorney, Jeff Murrell, told CNN he had no comment at this time. Bloedorn’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 23, according to court records.
CNN has reached out to the Milwaukee Brewers, but did not hear back Saturday.