CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It was a doozy of a night as Clearwater Police Officers went into the second game of a doubleheader, but they say the most entertaining part of the night was when two teens tried to steal the umpire's car.
What You Need To Know
- Teens attempt to steal umpire's car during a police officer softball game
- A 16-year-old girl and boy were charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle
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Officials said the police department softball team was playing at Eddie C. Moore field Monday night when officers apprehended two teens who stole the umpire's car keys from the scoreboard table.
“It definitely was the most entertainment of the night,” one officer said.
According to the police report, a 16-year-old girl who had been hanging around the sports complex with a 16-year-old boy, snatched the umpire's keys from the scorer's table. When the scorekeeper realized what had happened, she yelled to the umpire who was out in the field that his keys had been stolen.
That's when officials said the girl took off running and three officers gave chase.
(Officials said the teens didn't even have time to figure out which car belonged to the umpire before they were caught. Photo Credit: Clearwater Police Department)
The two teens were quickly apprehended and brought back to the field where they waited for uniformed officers to arrive.
“It was a bad time to try to steal something,” another officer said.
The two suspects were charged with attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle. Both have been in trouble with the law before, according to the police department.