Man, juvenile accused of stealing memorabilia from Cardinal Stadium

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 5:55 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WHAS11) -- Police have arrested a local man and a juvenile after they allegedly broke into a locked storage locker inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and stole sports memorabilia.

Early Saturday morning, July 20, campus police said they observed James Reed, 24, and the juvenile exiting Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in a secured area. When police arrived, they saw Reed pushing a duffel bag under a fence. According to police, they found jerseys, socks, shoes, hats, and other university memorabilia. Police said there was around $1,000 worth of items in the duffel bag.

According to police reports, Reed allowed officers to inspect his duffel bag. A large amount of UofL sports memorabilia was found, including footballs and clothing. Police arrested Reed and the juvenile but not before Reed put up a struggle and resisted arrest. University officials said one of the suspects told them a member of the football team is a family member and the burglary was an inside job. Officials say they checked out the name the suspect gave and determined it was a fake.

Police said Reed later admitted to the burglary.

Reed is charged with resisting arrest as well as 2nd degree burglary.

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