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LSU student charged with riding ATV on stadium field

February 28, 2020 GMT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University student and fraternity brother was charged Thursday with breaking into the college’s under-construction football stadium and riding a four-wheeler around inside.

Clayton Fleetwood, of New Jersey, is accused of entering Tiger stadium late at night on Jan. 21 and Feb. 8, according to university police. Investigators say the 19-year-old and another unidentified suspect were captured on stadium security cameras driving a Kawasaki Mule all-terrain vehicle around the field.

The ATV had been parked inside the stadium at the time, according to an arrest report obtained by news outlets. Police said they were alerted to the joyrides through anonymous callers, then matched security video with Fleetwood’s student ID card.

LSU investigators noted that work was being done on the field at the time to install a new drainage system, and contractors have said damages to the field caused by the ATV tracks could cost up to $8,000 to repair, news outlets reported.

Fleetwood was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of simple burglary, criminal trespassing and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police haven’t said whether the second person seen in the videos will also face charges.