Fan charged with stealing rings

PHILADELPHIA -- A masked fan ejected from a Phillies playoff game is charged with stealing three World Series rings from a ballpark office.

The Phillies have now had four such rings stolen since winning the title last year.

Police say 22-year-old Matthew Mervine of Berlin, N.J., was videotaped taking the rings Thursday. They say he had also left his contact information on a job application.

The purloined rings are cheaper models of the $11,000 rings given to players. They are worth about $1,100 and intended for scouts.

Police found them at Mervine's home when he was arrested on theft charges. He does not have a listed phone number and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

A ballpark janitor is charged with stealing a team executive's diamond championship ring left in a restroom last month.