Man charged with allegedly burglarizing Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse after attending doubleheader in September
A 25-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse at American Family Field and removing items, including clubhouse memorabilia and keys to the Arizona baseball team’s spring training facility, according to documents of the court.
According to the complaint, police were called to the club on Sept. 9 after security camera footage alerted the team that a person was walking around their facility, carrying bags and other items taken from various areas of the stadium.
The missing items included the team’s coach’s electronics, credit card and passport; two game-issued jerseys; an autographed baseball bat; a replica World Series ring; and keys to the team’s spring training facility in Arizona, among other things, the complaint said.
While at the scene 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 Bloedorn disappeared during the seventh inning of Game 2. After returning home later that evening, the roommate said he began receiving text messages from Bloedorn, sending him photos from inside the stadium.
Bloedorn eventually called his roommate, asking for a ride, but the roommate “told him he was alone,” according to the complaint. Bloedorn returned home in an Uber in the early morning hours, carrying a Brewers locker bag filled with team memorabilia, the roommate told law enforcement.
After receiving the call from the roommate, detectives went to the apartment and found Bloedorn sleeping inside.
Detectives interviewed Bloedorn, who admitted he “drank at least ten beers during the games and that at one point, he passed out during the game,” 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 taking things. He said that “when he woke up the next day, he realized he had really messed up when he saw all the items he had taken,” the complaint states.
Bloedorn’s attorney, Jeff Murrell, told CNN he had no comment at this time. Bloedorn’s preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 23, court records show.
CNN reached out to the Milwaukee Brewers but did not receive a response Saturday.