Patron Arrested At The Masters
By mustang6560 on 4/10/12
What's at Augusta National, stays at Augusta National.
A 40-year-old Masters patron was arrested Sunday after, police said, he attempted to steal sand from the sand trap.

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After a short foot chase by Augusta National security and sheriff’s deputies, Baker was apprehended and charged with disorderly conduct.

Gay said Baker, who was drinking heavily at the time of the incident, was unsuccessful at getting any of the sand in his cup.
There is a lesson in all of this, DON'T RUN FROM AUTHORITY.

Running from authority is never a good idea, whether it's during the final round of the Masters or at halftime of a LSU football game. If you get caught misbehaving, especially at Augusta National where running is frowned upon and grounds for expulsion from the premises, it's better to just own up to your behavior. It's much harder to explain yourself when you're out of breath following a foot chase.

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bobhooe says:
I like this dirty Augusta rag that Steve Snodgrass photographed. Quite talented.
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
I look at this way, at least he didn't break into the cabin and where they conducdt the awards presentation and set a couch on fire "a la" WVU because he was salty over his favorite player not winning. By the way, my last name is Baker. WTF?
birdieXris says:
Well it all kinda breaks down to precedent for me. This guy needed to be made an example of. I read the story and i read a lot of comments at the bottom and people were all huffy and puffy about being arrested. 2 things here: He went INSIDE the ropes -- which is a no no, especially at Augusta. Also, he was taking a part of the course. Now--- we're not talking about a pine cone that fell off a tree, we're talking about taking sand from a bunker. Ok so he gets away with it. Someone sees, so they do it. So on and so on. Then someone steals a divot or something like that mastercard commercial. Soon you have thousands of people taking part of your course. that's truly what they wanted to stop. He was made example of. Serves him right too.
homermania says:
I heard they were ok with taking sand. He was arrested for not raking the bunker.
srogers13 says:
Wait, he was drinking before he did this?!?!!! Color me shocked. Must not have been an LSU fan, because they would never drink like that in public.
falcon50driver says:
They don't like you taking sand from Hawaii either, they're afraid the island will disappear.
elhacker says:
This story is just too funny. I picture in my head a slightly rotund, drunk, middle aged man stealthily sneaking up on the sand trap. Of course this gent thought he was invisible. I go to read the article and I nailed it. He's still invisible.
mjaber says:
@elhacker... Is he humming the theme to "Mission: Impossible" in your picture, too?
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
I didn't bother reading the article until I read birdie's post. I'm not surprised people are bent out of shape about the arrest. I really do not understand how people process information today. The guy ran from the authorities knowing he did something wrong. He SHOULD have been arrested.
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