Man accused of taking jersey at Roy Halladay memorial wont be cited

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - A man who was been arrested after police say he stole a Roy Halladay jersey left at a memorial for the former baseball star will not be cited, according to police.

Police spokesman Sgt. Eric Gripp says an officer at the memorial outside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia witnessed the man take the jersey and put it under his jacket. Gripp says the officer chased the man down and arrested him around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Police says the man was not charged or cited with theft because the jersey was left behind and no longer had an owner.

The jersey has since been returned to the memorial.

Halladay died this week at 40 after the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

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