Sunday, April 23, 2017

THE FRIENDLIER CONFINES: Cubs Home Game Arrests Down Sharply This Year

The Friendly Confines have been much friendlier so far this year.

Arrests at Chicago Cubs home games are down 72% so far compared to 2016..

Cops have made only five Cubs-related arrests through the first nine home games of the season—way down from eighteen arrests during the first nine games last season.

Katz | Chicago Police Dept
This year’s first Cubs arrestee was Paul Andre Katz, identified in his police arrest report as a 52-year-old Chicago attorney.

Katz was arrested inside Wrigley Field as the team played the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 14, according to police records.

Cubs security told police that they asked Katz to leave the stadium about 90 minutes into the afternoon game because Katz “was using profanity, disrupting, and causing a disturbance while seated at the ballpark,” court records say.

When Katz “refused" to clean up his act, security asked him to leave the park “due to him violating the code of conduct. Subject refused to leave and was detained by Wrigley security,” police said.

Katz is charged with criminal trespass to land, according to court records.

Technically, there was one arrest earlier than Katz’s: Reuben “Big Rube” Hunt, a 39-year-old from Humboldt Park.

Hunt | Chicago Police Dept
He was arrested outside of the stadium at 4:16 p.m. on opening day after a 54-year-old Sports Services concessionaire told cops that Hunt hit him repeatedly in the face and body with a cane.

But the attack is alleged to have happened on March 8 in a different part of town, so CWBChicago editors have ruled Hunt’s arrest to be “non-Cubs-related.”

A total of 87 arrests were made in connection with the Cubs’ 81 regular season home games last year.

Another 62 arrests were made during the team’s 2016 post-season play.

CWBChicago editors determine if incidents are "Cubs related" by reviewing police reports for all arrests made within a quarter-mile of Wrigley Field and within 3 hours of any Cubs home game.
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12 comments:

  1. Increase ticket prices to $1,000 per seat and watch arrests drop another 90%.

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    1. Or increase ticket prices to $2,000 and build a stadium on the moon and replace the baseballs with golden goose eggs and nobody can watch except royal families and their horses!

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    2. Considering Katz was an attorney, I don't know if that logic would actually work. Rich or poor, some people are still ill-behaved animals.

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  2. Katz looks like your typical Cubs huckster that wanders over to Halsted Street to make fun of the boys after the game even though he parked over on Ashland.

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  3. Katz should have been arrested on the hair style and rosy cheeks alone. My, doesn't he look like a deer in the headlights in his forever-on-the-Internet mugshot!!

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    1. If he is an attorney, he's going to regret acting like a jackass. If he gets convicted, he'll have to report it to the bar.

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  4. according to his law firm's website, its Andre', not Andre. A divorce attorney with flair, and a foul mouth.

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  5. Thus far, no horse ass-slapping incidents.

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  6. Katz refused to leave? Then he should have screamed, slammed his head into an armrest and pretended to pass out. He'd be an American folk hero and a millionaire by now.

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  7. This guy has been on drugs for years -- always has been a hothead and kind of an asshole -- Who would ever hire this guy as an attorney is beyond me

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  8. For years, Andre' has not had many friends in the family law industry because he's an *sshole. That's why his behavior at Wrigley is no surprise to anyone who has has a case with him. What the rest of the city is seeing now is the real P. Andre'. Just goes to show that you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time. Karma is a b*tch!

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    1. I love Karma. It's my favorite.

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