Eight is enough … to get you in trouble with the law after you try to steal a statue from outside a MLB ballpark. But that’s what happened to four Baltimore-area teens when they attempted to take off with a statue outside of Camden Yards dedicated to Orioles great Cal Ripken, Jr.
Yes, that is the statue in question above. It is not a life-size portrait or even a bust of Ripken, but simply the number 8. Who exactly would want to swipe a giant “8″, anyway? Were the foursome going to try and sell it on eBay? Were they hoping to start a bidding war between the Ripken family & the Super 8 hotel chain?