When a high school groundskeeper found someone glueing the locks on the school team's fieldhouse, he didn't expect the culprit to be a middle-aged father.
Lyle Corey, 47, and the father of a star high school football athlete, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespassing. He's been accused of tampering with the Canadaigua Academy's fieldhouse, where the school stores its athletic equipment. Canadaigua Academy is the rival of Corey's son's team at the high school in Victor.
"All it was a stupid prank and I'm very embarrassed about it and I feel terrible about it -- didn't mean to hurt anybody," said Corey, who was arrested along with his 27-year-old nephew Friday night.
"This is going to ruin me. I've never done anything like this before in my life," he said Sunday. "I intend to make full restitution and probably owe a letter of apology to the Canandaigua School District."
Michael Corey, 18, who is Victor's leading rusher, had nothing to do with the incident and did not know about it beforehand, his father said. The player ran for 87 yards against Canadaigua Academy but Victor lost anyway, 27-14, in a Class A sectional quarterfinal game.