This week in your Philadelphia Phillies Fandom update, we are introducing the first reported use of a taser. During the bottom of the eighth inning at yesterday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the hometown Phillies, a 17-year old fan ran onto the field and made history… he was the first Philly fan ever tazered by police or security during an event (believe it or not). I’m not sure if he was the first spectator tased at a professional sporting event EVER, but we are looking into it.
The fan, whose name cannot be reported due to his age, hopped the wall and was running around the outfield and did a good job of avoiding security… until the taser came out. Once the fan was hit he dropped like a sack of potatoes and the incident was over. It has been reported that he will be charged with at least criminal trespass and some other related offenses.
The police are currently investigating this incident to determine if it was the proper use of a taser. The incident appeared to amuse the players as several were screening their faces with their gloves, trying to hide their laughter.
Here’s some great photos of last night’s “entertainment.” Click either pic to launch a full-sized version:
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