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LSU student accused of breaking into Tiger Stadium, damaging field

Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 16:16:33-05

UPDATE: Three people have now been arrested in conneciton with breaking into Tiger Stadium and damaging the field by riding an ATV.

Earlier on Friday, it was reported that an LSU student and fraternity member was arrested on Thursday after police say he broke into Tiger Stadium on two separate occasions and damaged the field by riding an ATV.

19-year-old Clayton Fleetwood of New Jersey was arrested on simple burglary, criminal trespassing, and two counts of unauthorized use of a movable (over $1,000).

According to the Advocate, the LSU police department says Fleetwood allegedly broke into the stadium overnight on January 21 and February 8.

The arrest report states that "On both occasions, [Fleetwood] can be seen on video surveillance within the fully fenced/enclosed area under the bleachers of Tiger Stadium."

Surveillance video also allegedly captured Fleetwood, on both occasions, driving a Kawasaki Mule ATV on the field, which was under construction.

"It should be noted the field was under construction and without grass, and just had a new drainage system installed," police said. "[Fleetwood's] use of the ATV on the field area caused enough ruts/damage to require the precision grading to be repeated."

The Advocate reports that contractors say the regrading of the field will cost around $8,000.

A second, unidentified person was also reportedly seen at the stadium with Fleetwood on one of the occasions.

Fleetwood was identified by police with the help of two anonymous callers and the use of his Tiger ID card.

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on February 27 and released on a $10,000 bond.

Two others have been arrested in connection with the stadium incident, WBRZ reports. They have been accused of breaking into Tiger Stadium with Fleetwood and joyriding in stolen ATV's.