Wednesday, May 5

Phillies Fan Tasered By Security

Fan felt on the field last Monday Night in Philadelphia not because the voltage but the amperes.

With the eighth (8th) inning of a Phillies-Cardinals game, a 17-year-old male hopped a fence at Citizens Bank Park. He fled security for a few seconds until a Philadelphia police officer fired a Taser gun at the boy from about 15-feet away, dropping him on the spot in left-center field.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter who spoke to this young fan man's dad last Tuesday morning that the kid is actually called his father to ask for permission before running on the field. The dad told him it wasn't the best of ideas — you think? — but the future Penn State student went ahead and did it anyway. He's being charged as a juvenile for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

His father says "He wasn't drinking. He was not on drugs."

In that situation happened, the Philadelphia police commissioner is publicly supporting the officer's actions. But the Phillies say they want to talk about whether or not such force is necessary for future trespassers.

The police department is investigating the matter and discussing with the team whether using the stun gun was appropriate, according to Phillies spokeswomen Bonnie Clark.

The Philadelphia Inquirer police internal affairs will open an investigation to determine if the firing "was proper use of the equipment," as statement of Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
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