A 25-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with felony burglary after admitting to stealing items from the Brewers clubhouse at American Family Field last year.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Justin Bloedorn last month.
According to the criminal complaint, Bloedorn attended the Brewers doubleheader on Sep. 8 against the San Francisco Giants with his roommate and his roommate’s father.
Bloedorn said he drank at least ten beers before leaving the stadium and passed out in some bushes outside of the stadium.
When he eventually woke up, ‘(Bloedorn) stated that he walked up to the door of the stadium and began pulling on it until it opened,’ the criminal complaint states.
Bloedorn then found his way to the Brewers clubhouse and began taking items from the locker room, according to the complaint.
A Brewers strength coach said that several items were taken from his office including a work backpack, laptop, 2 iPods, a Walkman, two pairs of headphones, a passport, two pairs of sunglasses, a credit card, and personal notebooks and calendars.
Two items were also removed from manager Craig Counsell’s office, including a jersey and shaving kit. And a Brewers equipment manager said a game-used hat, an autographed baseball bat, a 45-year anniversary 1982 Brewers signed bat, a replica World Series ring, and keys to the Arizona spring training facility were all removed from his office.
Detectives also discovered that two Brewers players game issued jerseys were taken from the clubhouse, and a small locker bag with baseballs and pitching training devices were taken from the coaches’ locker room.
After he was finished in the locker room, the complaint says, Bloedorn ordered an Uber home with the items in tow.
Some of Bloedorn’s activities were captured on surveillance video, according to the complaint.
While detectives were on scene investigating the burglary, a call came into dispatch from Bloedorn’s roommate, who said Bloedorn had the items from the clubhouse.
The roommate told detectives that around the 7th inning of the second game, Bloedorn went missing. Once the game finished, the roommate still couldn’t find Bloedorn and eventually took the shuttle back to where he had parked.
Later that evening, the roommate began to receive text messages from Bloedorn showing photos from inside the stadium. Bloedorn then asked his roommate if he wanted anything from the stadium and if he could get a ride home. The roommate declined and told Bloedorn he was on his own.
Eventually, in the early morning hours of Sep. 9, Bloedorn arrived home via an Uber and was carrying a duffel bag filled with Brewers memorabilia, his roommate said.
Detectives eventually went to the residence where they found Bloedorn sleeping. When Bloedorn woke up, he admitted taking all the items and gave consent to search the apartment, where detectives recovered the ‘majority’ of items taken from the clubhouse, the complaint says.
If convicted, Bloedorn could face up to 12 years and six months in prison, or be fined up to $25,000, or both.
The Brewers declined to comment on Thursday, citing an ongoing legal matter.
Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel staff contributed to this report.