When fans rush onto the court or charge the field during sporting events, we typically get the impression that they are either drunk or have a goal in mind — or both. We’ve all seen crazy dudes at baseball games who hop over the stands and try to high-five the superstars before a security guard lays them out, but what happened on Sunday night during Game 4 of the opening round playoff series between the Nuggets and Lakers was a bit unordinary.
As you can see from the video above, a woman who was sitting courtside in Denver wandered out onto the court just before the first half ended, then turned around to head back to her seat. For a second it almost looked like she was going to commit a reach-in foul. As Deadspin shared with us, TNT’s Craig Sager pointed out during the broadcast that the woman was yelling at players before being escorted off the court and removed from the arena. Sager spoke with a couple of detectives who said she has a history of stalking players and was basically supposed to be banned from the arena. She is being charged with trespassing.
She should just be thankful she got out of there before something like this happened.
Update: A story from the Associated Press informs us that the woman, Savannah McMillan-Christmas, was arrested for investigation of trespassing and taken to a detention facility for booking, according to Denver Police Det. Todd Erickson.
Erickson, a member of the Pepsi Center security detail, was at his post when he spotted woman stepping onto the court in front of Nuggets G Andre Miller.
“I happened to see her walk on to the court and I thought, ‘Uh, oh,'” Erickson said.
He and other security personnel quickly hustled over to the woman and told her to go back to her seat, to which she responded, “Where’s Kenyon?” apparently referencing former Nuggets player Kenyon Martin.Google+