Butler University freshman Luke Zapolska couldn't afford tickets to the World Series, so he hatched an elaborate plan to sneak into Game 5.
It worked, too.
According to Now That's College, Zapolska arrived at Wrigley Field with fake media credentials, and was able to make it past security due to some ineptitude on their part. Asked why he decided to test his luck, Zapolska said it's because he's "simply a broke college student who could not miss the chance of watching the Cubs play in the World Series."
Here's what happened, in his words:
Well when I was walking outside the stadium I went up to a gate and some guy asked me, "Are you with Monterro security?"
I said yes and then he asked why I was dressed in a suit and I said that I was told business casual. He then asked me who my manager was and after I didn't say anything he said, "Is it Brandon?" I said, "That's him" and he took me to Brandon who was some Jamaican dude who led me inside the stadium and when he asked why he's never seen me I told him it was my first day. He then said I had to fill out some tax information so for about 30 mins I had to fill out some direct deposit and tax sheets. Then I was given a jacket and was given my post at the player's entrance. I was being goofy the entire time and was making the players/media who came through laugh so they kept commenting on how I was doing such a great job.
What got me in trouble is I kept taking pictures with players and a manager saw me (I had no idea who the managers were). Then all the bosses came up to me and kept asking how I got employed and everything and I must have lied well enough for them to believe me because they told me to go back to work. But I guess another person must have complained about pictures because they said they got another complaint about pictures and had to send me home for the day. They started to escort me out but I made a last attempt effort to stay by asking to go to the bathroom, where I waited in a stall for over an hour trying to wait them out. Eventually four different security people came in and nearly broke down the door trying to get to me. At that point I came out and I was searched for over 15 minutes in the bathroom.
Security made Zapolska delete his snaps and, sadly, he wasn't able to watch any of the game. He says it was worth it.
- With h/t to Bro Bible