When baseball fans attend a game, they don’t expect to see someone get tasered on the field. But, that is exactly what Phillies’s fans saw during a May 3 game at Citizens Bank Park.
That was the first time a taser was used to take down a fan who ran onto a field. A police officer acted foolishly.
During the 8th inning, a 17-year-old Philly fan ran onto the field. After 25 seconds on the field, he got tasered by a Philadelphia policeman in the outfield. Apparently the policeman forgot where he was because he tazed him at a baseball game in front of 40,000 fans. This use of force seemed excessive. Fans should never run on the field during a game, but if they do, police should just tackle the suspect.
Police might start tasering umpires who make bad calls! You never know!
Written by: Michael L. Sack