Men seen on TikTok trespassing at Fenway Park sought by Boston police

first_imgMarcio Silva/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(BOSTON) — A pair of trespassers who breached security at Boston’s famed Fenway Park and posted a TikTok video of them playing pantomime baseball on the snow-covered diamond are being sought by police, authorities said.Boston Red Sox officials said the team is taking the incident “very seriously” and is working with the Boston Police Department to identify the alleged trespassers and determine how they breached the oldest Major League Baseball stadium in the country.A spokesperson for the team told the Boston Globe that the incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Feb. 7.Investigators began probing the incident after the suspects, simply described by police as “two young men,” posted the video of their intrusion on TikTok a few days ago.Both men wore protective face masks during the excursion.City officials have been using Fenway Park as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site since Feb. 2.In the video, which has since been scrubbed from TikTok, one of the men was recorded feigning swings from the pitcher’s mound before his companion points him in the direction of the batter’s box and simulates throwing him a pitch.Looking around the 109-year-old stadium, which features a 37-foot-2-inch-high left-field wall known as the Green Monster, the person recording the video seemed in disbelief that they had successfully infiltrated the field.“We’re on the baseball field at Fenway Park,” he is heard saying in the video, which was obtained by ABC affiliate WCVB-TV in Boston.He is also heard in the footage, saying, “I don’t see anyone. I’m mean, I’m kind of messed up, so I can’t really tell. But dude, this is crazy. We’re on Fenway Park.”TikTok video shows men trespassing on field at Fenway Park— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) February 16, 2021The Red Sox said in a statement that the two men were confronted by security before they fled the stadium, which is near the city’s Kenmore Square neighborhood.“The Red Sox take matters of security very seriously and are constantly working to improve Fenway Park’s comprehensive security systems to prevent future incidents of this nature,” the team’s statement reads.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trisha Yearwood to Join Fox’s Live Telecast of The Passion

first_img View Comments What’s the buzz?! Country music icon Trisha Yearwood has been tapped to play Mary, the mother of Jesus, in The Passion, a two-hour musical event, airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20. Joining the three-time Grammy winner on the Fox telecast will be Latin superstar Prince Royce as the disciple Peter and the previously reported Tyler Perry, the show’s host and narrator.The Passion, written by Peter Barsocchini (High School Musical), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through a variety of popular music. Set in modern day, the event will follow the story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. As Mary follows her son into Jerusalem, she already has witnessed Jesus struggle with opposition from other religious leaders, but bolsters him with the boundless depth of a mother’s love. Peter, meanwhile, remains one of Jesus’ closest confidantes, but his loyalty will be sternly tested.The event will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.last_img read more