KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men have been charged with burglary and theft after stealing NFL jerseys for top draft picks from areas requiring special NFL Draft access credentials in Kansas City.
Eric F. Lambkins, 41, and Jude Ocanas, 19, both from Los Angeles, California, each face charges of second-degree burglary, stealing and a misdemeanor count of trespassing in the first degree.
According to court records, NFL officials reported that three jerseys were stolen from the Nike Room of the NFL Draft on Friday morning.
Detectives with the Kansas City Police Department reviewed security footage that showed that the defendants had credentials for the NFL Draft, but not for those specific areas and not during that time in the morning.
The jerseys stolen were valued at $350 each. The jerseys were a blue Dallas Cowboys Jersey, a red San Francisco 49ers jersey, and a Minnesota Vikings jersey.
Each jersey had number one on the back and were available for the first round picks of those teams.
The defendants were arrested later that Friday as they were attempting to leave for their home state. Two of the jerseys were found in their luggage.