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Man caught after rummaging through Braves' pitcher's vehicle at SunTrust Park

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Cobb County Police said a man who rummaged through Braves pitcher, Jim Johnson's car was caught within minutes of doing it.

An alert security staff immediately spotted 19-year-old Michael Anthony Ford on surveillance cameras. Police said Ford tried to make a run for it even after he was handcuffed, but he didn't get very far.

Al Roshelli, a Braves fan said, "I wouldn't be trying to steal from a brand new development like this if I was a criminal."

At SunTrust Park, the Braves players don't park their cars in the regular garage, side-by-side with all the fans coming to see the game. They park in a special lot underneath the stadium.

The Braves did not answer our request for information about how Ford got into the lot, but according to the warrant, he works for one of the food service contractors inside SunTrust Park.

Jawan Mitchell who works at a Waffle House inside the stadium said it he was surprised by the news.

"I think that was legit crazy to break into someone's car," Mitchel said.

He says the player's lot is not something he's ever come across in his daily routine.

I asked the Braves what their policy is for background checks on subcontractors, but I did not get a response.

The good news is, Johnson's Jeep had an open top, so no windows were broken, and according to the warrant, Ford only rummaged inside apparently not finding anything inside the vehicle he wanted.

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