Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fire away!

A stupid teenager got the surprise of his young life Monday night when he decided to hop onto the field at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game and cavort around like a boob. After running from security guards for a few seconds, the kid made the mistake of wandering too close to a Philadelphia police officer who quickly put him on the ground with a shot from a Taser. That’s an actual photo of the incident above. Some people are saying the officer went overboard, but I applaud him. When somebody runs onto an athletic field, authorities have no idea what his intentions are. It was just a few years back that a couple of jabronies climbed out of the stands at a Chicago White Sox game and viciously attacked a Kansas City Royals first-base coach. The lesson in the Philly case is this: If you're going to act like a horse’s ass, be prepared to suffer the consequences.

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Blogger PRIguy said...

I have no sympathy for him. If you run from a cop, no matter what you're doing beforehand, you run the risk of being stopped by whatever means possible. Back before the Taser, he likely would have found a bullet in his thigh.

May 4, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Ellipses said...

I think before the taser, he would have been tackled... Generally speaking, I think MLB frowns on security shooting jackass kids on the field

May 5, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Clearly this guy deserved it because he's a Phillies fan.

May 5, 2010 at 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for grabbing him to the ground and kicking him till he was ... wait, he was already senseless. Everyone complaining about overreaction by the cop would be screaming that he didn't do enough if the kid had stabbed one of the players.

May 5, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see his dad says the kid called him and aske if was OK for him to run onto the field. Dad said no. Kid did it anyway because he thought it would be "a once in a liftime experience." He got that right.

Let's hope that the cop's response in this case will discourage all the other nimrods who are thinking of doing this.

Although in Pittsburgh, it'd be routine. The Buccos play like they've been tased anywway.

May 5, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Phillies wilted.

New policy issued on Wednesday -- team security will do the apprehension, not the police. The offender who runs onto the field will be apprehended by team security, then handed over to police. Police are to be called into the fracas only if there is more to the disturbance problem.

Wimpy, to say the least.

May 5, 2010 at 10:02 PM  

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