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Police: Man tried to steal Ted Williams ball

May 21, 2014

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Methuen man struck out when he tried to steal a baseball autographed by Ted Williams from a Marlborough sports memorabilia show.

Police say 45-year-old Michael Glidden took the baseball signed by the Boston Red Sox icon from a table at the show Saturday and walked away. A customer witnessed the theft and told the vendor, who found Glidden outside.

The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/1neeOtb ) reports that when police arrived Glidden admitted taking it, but said it was a mistake, and offered to pay the $600 price tag.

Officers found that Glidden had an outstanding warrant out of New Hampshire. He was charged with larceny over $250 for taking the ball and with being a fugitive from justice. He was held without bail at his arraignment.


Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com

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