Dyersville, IA – “If you build it, they will come.” This famous line from the 1989 movie, the Field of Dreams, is known by most sports fans. A criminal did come and vandalized this historic baseball diamond on Jan. 22.
20-year-old Austin Pape of Dyersville turned himself over to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office this week. He is being accused ripping up the diamond with tire marks and damaging the sprinkler system at the ball field.
The total cost to repair the field is around $14,300. Pape has been charged with felony criminal mischief in Dubuque County. His attorney says that they will plead not guilty.
Pape had turned himself in on a warrant.