MILWAUKEE — According to a criminal complaint, Keyon Ardell Lambert, 40, caused $40,000 in damages to the Miller Park field when he drove a tractor around and dug holes with the bucket.
When officers arrived at Miller Park, the damage had already been done. Lambert had exited the stadium and was standing outside.
In order to find out what happened, officers went inside and spoke to Security Officer Moncher who was patrolling at the time of the incident. He claimed that Lambert entered the building, went to the 100 section seating, and onto the field.
Moncher told police that Lambert was yelling from the field, and patted his hip and said "I got a piece for you," implying that he had a weapon.
Police say Moncher saw Lambert continue to yell at the field crew who were working on the field. He then walked over to a tractor that was in the corner of right field.
Lambert got on the tractor and began driving around the field while raising and lowering the bucket. This caused an estimated $40,000 in damages to the field, police said.
Police also spoke to the field manager who was behind the back wall at the time of the incident. According to the criminal complaint, the field manager also saw Lambert get on the tractor and damage the field.
The field manager said he heard Lambert shouting "black lives matter," "you all try me if you want," and "we're gonna
burn this f****r down tonight."
Officer Moncher then saw Lambert get off the tractor, proceed off the field, and out of the stadium, police said.
In a Mirandized statement, Lambert admitted that he damaged the field, and said he wanted to write his name in cursive on the field but hadn't driven a tractor before so couldn't.
Now, Lambert is facing the following charges:
- Criminal damage to property (reduced in value by more than $2,500) which is punishable up to 3 years and 6 months in prison.
- Disorderly conduct which is punishable up to 90 days in prison