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Woman arrested after allegedly trying to set fires in Kauffman Stadium

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Officers took 36-year-old Bridget L. Depriest into custody and was issued summons for trespassing and openly burning resulting in property damage. (KCPD) Officers took 36-year-old Bridget L. Depriest into custody and was issued summons for trespassing and openly burning resulting in property damage. (KCPD)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Police arrested an unusual intruder who apparently spent the night roaming around Kauffman Stadium and even set several small fires on the field.

According to municipal court records, she also swam in one of the fountains inside the stadium.

A security guard says he spotted 36-year-old Bridget DePriest wandering the field around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday with a flashlight. He confronted her and told her to leave the stadium because security guards to not have the authority to arrest anyone. He then called police who arrested DePriest outside the stadium.

She was issued a summons for trespassing and open burning. Officers say they found she had set three small fires on the grass in the outfield.

Members of the Kansas City Royals security team are examining surveillance video and say so far they’ve found her on camera around the stadium including in the stands and in the outfield.

DePriest told police she had been inside Kauffman Stadium from 8 a.m. Tuesday until she was found about 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

"She had taken some debris of some type. Trash or something and out here in right field lit a couple of fires. Thankfully there was minimal to almost no damage. To where you couldn’t even see the damage this morning. Obviously it’s a disturbing situation that somebody was here that shouldn’t have been. We are investigating how she got in and exactly what time," Royals spokesman Toby Cook said.

There are cameras all around the stadium and security on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Security crews hope surveillance video will help help them find out if she scaled a fence or possibly snuck in behind a vendor delivering food or supplies.

A judge had set DePriest’s bond at $500.

Her next court date is June 19.

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