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Teenage Fan Tackled, Robbed Of Home Run Ball At SF Giants Game

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 16-year-old boy became the victim of some foul play after catching a home run ball at the San Francisco Giants game on Wednesday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

A man stole the ball from the teen about 3 p.m. during the Giants’ afternoon game against the Boston Red Sox, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The ball had been hit by Boston shortstop Stephen Drew and the teen snagged it, Esparza said.

Afterward, a man came up from behind the boy, tackled him, pulled the boy’s arm behind his back and took the ball, Esparza said.

The suspect was described as a black man between 35 and 40 years old who stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs roughly 230 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a black T-shirt and black jeans.

He had not been found as of Thursday morning, according to Esparza.

The boy was treated at the ballpark for pain to his right wrist but did not need to be taken to a hospital, Esparza said.

A spokesperson for the Giants was not immediately available to comment on the incident. The Giants lost Wednesday’s game to the Red Sox in a 12-1 rout.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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