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updated: 4/7/2014 2:55 PM

Ingleside man charged with damaging police car before Cubs opener

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  • Nicholas A. Spadaro

    Nicholas A. Spadaro


An Ingleside man with Chicago Cubs opening day tickets found himself in police custody rather than inside the friendly confines before a single pitch was thrown.

Nicholas A. Spadaro, 38, of the 26000 block of West Roseland Court, was charged with criminal damage to government property at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Chicago Police spokesman Veejay Zala said.

The arrest was made about one hour before the first pitch was thrown at Wrigley Field.

Spadaro was escorted out of the ballpark by security personnel for being too intoxicated, Zala said. Once outside the park, Spadaro shoved a newspaper stand into an unmarked police cruiser, denting the squad car's door, Zala said.

About $500 in damage was reported to the vehicle, Zala said.

Spadaro appeared in bond court Saturday and was ordered held on $30,000 bail. It's unknown if he remains held on bond or was able to post bail.

His next court date is unknown.

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