Vikings Fan Mistakenly Breaks Into State Fair Police Station
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota Vikings fan broke into the State Fair police department after Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle, apparently thinking it was his own home.
Police spokeswoman Brooke Blakey says the 30-year-old man was tailgating at the fairgrounds before he entered the station, which resembles a house.
Blakey says the fan, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, went in and thought he was at home.
Patrol officers responded at about 4 p.m. to a possible burglary at the substation in St. Paul. The tailgater was arrested, booked into the Ramsey County jail and released.
Trespassing charges are pending.
The Vikings lost 10-9 to Seattle when Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal try in Sunday's wild-card playoff game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.