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Grown man steals a baseball from a fourth grader at Marlins game

September 07, 2012|By Melissa Rohlin

A ball was tossed in her direction and no big, mean adult dared to intercept it.

She was later interviewed on television.

"My dream was to get a ball," Emily said. "But I would cry at the end because I never got one and I'd ask every single day."

Said the reporter: "Well tonight it looked like you were going to get a ball until some rude guy put his hand in front and stole the baseball -- Is that what happened?"

"Yeah! That's what happened," Emily said. 

Added the girl's mother: "She comes to all of the games hoping to get a ball and if she doesn't, she cries all the way home."

At least that ride home was tearless.


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