Trespasser Caught at Prince Harry Polo Event In Greenwich

Suspect Wen Qi. Photo credit: Greenwich Police Department
Suspect Wen Qi. Photo credit: Greenwich Police Department

A woman from Toronto was arrested for trespassing at the Greenwich Polo Club during Prince Harry's visit and benefit polo match Wednesday.

According to Greenwich Police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray, the woman was first found walking along North Street near the polo grounds. She was warned by Greenwich Police working security at the invitation-only event that "she wasn't allowed on the property."

The woman left the area by cab but another Greenwich officer spotted her a short time later by a fence.

Wen Qi, 36, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

Gray described Qi as "a person who wanted to see Prince Harry. Prince Harry is a high prominence figure. There are some people who have an unhealthy attraction to him." He added that "international law enforcement agencies" issued advisories "to be watchful for her."

Gray would not identify the international agencies were involved. "I can't comment on why she was on the watch list. It is not my jurisdiction."

The polo match and luncheon, hosted by Greenwich Polo Club founder Peter Brant and his supermodel wife Stephanie Seymour, attracted local, national and international celebrities from the art, fashion, business and sports worlds to raise money for the prince's charity Sentabale.

Qi could not post the $1,000 bond and was assigned a May 22 date to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.


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