A man stole the baseball bat off Ken Griffey Jr.’s statue outside Safeco Field on Tuesday afternoon, and a chased him down.

Kelsey Klevenberg told King 5 (Seattle NBC affiliate) that he was in a meeting with his boss in a building across the street from the Seattle Mariners’ stadium, when he saw a man bending the Griffey statue bat back and forth until it finally broke off. Klevenberg then took an elevator down and sprinted down the street, where he found the bat in a trash can and the intoxicated thief lying next to it. Seattle police arrived and took the man into custody.

Klevenberg said, “If there’s one thing you don’t do in Seattle, Washington, it’s mess with the statue of Ken Griffey, Jr., the savior of baseball in Seattle.”

You’re damn right, Kelsey.

[King 5]

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