MLB Pitcher Rich Hill, Wife Arrested After Trying To Bring Fanny Pack In Stadium

MLB pitcher Rich Hill and his wife were both arrested after Caitlin Hill tried to enter a stadium with a fanny pack.

Foxborough, MA - One of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) highest-paid players was arrested with his wife over a fanny pack in the New England Patriot’s football stadium.

The incident occurred on Dec. 21 when Caitlin Hill tried to enter Gillette Stadium with a fanny pack for the Patriots game against the Buffalo Bills, the Boston Globe reported.

NFL stadiums have a strict policy about “clear bags,” according to MassLive.com.

All bags brought into NFL stadium must be clear plastic and no larger than 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches.

“Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand” are the only exception, MassLive.com reported.

However, fanny packs are specifically prohibited by the policy.

Caitlin Hill was told she could not bring her bag into the stadium and was asked to leave by the Foxborough police, the Boston Globe reported.

She refused and repeatedly tried to enter the stadium.

“She was trying to enter the stadium with an oversized bag and she had been told several times, ‘no,’” Foxborough Police Chief Administrator Robert Bolger told the Boston Globe. “She tried several times to go to a different gate. She was ordered to leave the property.”

Caitlin Hill was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing, ESPN reported.

Bolger said officers were putting Caitlin Hill in a transport van to take her in to be booked when Rich Hill tried to intervene, the Boston Globe reported.

“He saw her as they were trying to get her into a van to bring to the police station, and he started to interfere with the officers,’’ Bolger said. “He was told several times to back up and he would not. And he ended up getting arrested.”

Rich Hill was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according the MassLive.com.

Rich and Caitlin Hill were both arraigned on Monday in Wrentham District Court, the Boston Globe reported.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office changed the Hills’ criminal charges into civil infractions.

District Attorney’s Office Spokesman David Traub said Rich Hill’s felony charge of resisting arrest was dismissed prior to arraignment in the "interests of justice,” the Boston Globe reported.

Caitlin Hill was ordered to pay $250 each for her two civil infractions.

Rich Hill was fined $500 for his single disorderly conduct infraction, the Boston Globe reported.

He is a record-breaking pitcher who started his MLB career in 2002 for the Chicago Cubs and has earned $59.4 million over his 15-year career.

He made $18.7 million in 2019 playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“Despite Saturday’s events, my great respect for law enforcement remains unchanged," Rich Hill said in a statement released after the incident. "However, seeing my wife handcuffed for a problem that started because of her fanny pack was extremely difficult for me to witness. This was all overblown and we are glad to have it behind us.”

Comments (55)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

She didn't get arrested for a fanny pack, she got arrested for being belligerent.

flybynight
flybynight

“She was trying to enter the stadium with an oversized bag and she had been told several times, ‘no,’” Foxborough Police Chief Administrator Robert Bolger told the Boston Globe. “She tried several times to go to a different gate. She was ordered to leave the property.”

Caitlin Hill was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing, ESPN reported.

Arrested for trying to bring in oversized pack and refusing to leave the property.

DixieBlue
DixieBlue

Earlier this summer, I took my 78 year old aunt to a concert at a major stadium. She was carrying a fanny pack. I told her that they would likely not let her in with it, but it was all she had with her. Earlier that day, I had come close to having to use my epi-pen, and she felt it was best to carry it with us. It wouldn't fit in my pocket, so we put it in her fanny pack. We told the gate attendant about it, they looked at what was in the bag, placed a neon band on the bag and let her thru with it. Don't make a scene, don't try to sneak stuff in, and most places will work with you on what you can carry in there. We saw crossbody purses that were larger than her fanny pack, and everything gets searched, so I'm wondering what the lady was carrying in hers to result in getting arrested.

Propolice
Propolice

Perfect example of a Spoiled entitled Brat who thinks only others have to follow the rules. Should’ve treated her like anyone else and thrown the book at at her.

JLo1
JLo1

Made 18 mil in 2019 and had to pay a $500 fine? LOL Ya that will stop that behavior in the future. LOL

tfort
tfort

Good to see a husband stand up for his wife. If we had more heroes like him, we wouldn’t have ridiculous rules about fancy packs.

The felony was dropped “interests of justice” means he never committed a felony.

I wish he would take it to court - he can afford top attorneys and win this case. We are a society of so many ridiculous rules, it has to stop.

tfort
tfort

What has this country turned into when you can’t even carry a fanny pack? What’s going to happen when the police face a real crime.

checksix
checksix

Do you know who I am?

Blueblood345
Blueblood345

She shouldn't have tried to enter at different gates. That's why she got arrested.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Entitled rich people being assholes. So common.🤔👎

Bptrsn1974
Bptrsn1974

Then when a stadium gets bombed all the self entitled douchebags on here will be like why didn't they do something to prevent this from happening. Cant have the cake and eat it too morons

JohnHW
JohnHW

It is quite obvious that 90% of those posting have never been in law enforcement and know nothing about it. Nor have you ever dealt with someone acting like she was acting, an intitled b, because of who her husband is. You are just running your mouths to sound big. I say that because one of you has no idea how small an explosive device has to be to cause death or injury. The fanny pack/backpack rule is to prevent this and attempts at bringing in weapons or contraband. Remember, It's the "stadium's" house, not her's, like your house if you say certain items are not allowed in your house and someone attempts to bring them in, you or or your designated rep are going to tell them they can't do so. If they continue to insist on bringing them in, no matter who they are, you or your rep, are going to tell them to leave. If they don't and continue to try to get in and smart off the police are going be called and ask to remove them. When the police verbally attempt to have them comply with the house rules or leave and they refuse they ARE going to be arrested. From the point of arrest until they arrive at the jail they can shut up and go quietly or they can resist and I can assure you that additional charges will be added and anyone interfering in that arrest are going to be arrested. Later the arresting officer(s) can request, with justifiable cause, that some or all of the charges be dropped. I'm sure the felony was dropped, as a courtesy, whether the arresting officers approved or not, to help him save his career. Favors like this are done on regular bases for regular citizens all of the time, even if the charge is a FELONY. So quit being stupid, parroting about a cop being drunk and nothing happening to him. You, nor any of us know the full story. If there is nothing more to his case than what is known to the public then he should have been fired. LEO, 25 yrs, retired.