Okay, so apparently there are people out there who want to be Tasered. When a fan ran on the field at Citizens Bank Park last night in Philadelphia, we were all a bit surprised to hear that security used a Taser to subdue him. Another fan tried it just a few hours ago, one night after the Monday night incident. There’s no possible way this guy wasn’t asking for it. Unfortunately — or fortunately depending on your viewpoint — for him security kept the Taser in its holdster this time. After reading the brief ESPN report, it actually seems like this fan chickened out a bit, as he reportedly gave himself up after being chased. He had to have had last night’s incident on the brain before jumping out on the field — unless of course he was too hammered to realize what he was doing.
My guess is whether the guy gave himself up or ran around and avoided security for an hour, they weren’t going to zap him anyways. Last night’s incident has created enough buzz (no pun intended) today, and I don’t think it would look too great from a PR perspective if the Phillies establish a reputation of using an electrical charge to subdue any fan who tries to run on the field at Citizens Bank Park. I wonder if last night’s incident is going to come back to haunt them, and running onto the field in Philadelphia will become something fans do just to see what will happen to them. Things like that can happen when alcohol is involved, so we shall see.
Another fan runs on Phillies’ field [ESPN]