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An unidentified vandal went for a walk during the night hours Tuesday and damaged the football field at First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, the team and police said.


According to the team, an individual broke into the stadium and drove an unidentified vehicle onto the grass playing surface, causing “some surface damage”.

Weather news 5 tv spots from cleveland Show zigzag tire tracks that cover half of the field. The video shows the tire tread in a spiral pattern surrounding most of the western side of the field.

The team said it provided information to the Cleveland Police Department, who said it appeared someone jumped the fence and may have used a golf cart to cause the damage.

Dorothy Todd, the acting chief of police, confirmed to USA TODAY Wednesday that the department is investigating the incident but is still gathering information.

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As of Wednesday, no arrests have been announced in the case.

According to an incident report obtained by USA TODAY, police responded to a report of a burglary at the stadium around 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

After the officers arrived, he adds, investigators were sent out to the field to check fingerprints and video evidence was later collected from the scene.

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Brown said a grounds maintenance crew is repairing damage to the field ahead of Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.

In a statement, Brown said, “We are proud of the strong ratings and reputation of our stadium surface. We have been in contact with the NFL regarding this matter and are confident after the repair our stadium will be ready for Sunday’s game.”

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