When their baseball tickets -- and their clothes -- were stolen from their car, three students at the University of South Dakota decided to stake out Shea Stadium.
Not only did two people show up with the tickets, they were wearing the students' clothes, too.
Police said Robert Gray, 21, Michael Gukeisen, 22, and Brett Teveldal, 22, all of South Dakota, were on their first visit to New York on Friday. When they returned to their rental car in Greenwich Village early Saturday morning, their luggage, tickets to Saturday's game between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves and $500 was missing.
They reported the theft to police and contacted stadium officials, who issued complimentary tickets, but decided to stake out their original seats.
Two seats were occupied -- one by a man wearing Teveldal's clothes, the other by a woman in one of the students' T-shirts. Henry Davis, 51, and Milageros Monserate, 27, were charged with possession of stolen property. Police said both are homeless.