Back in April, a guy in the stands intentionally puked on an 11-year-old girl and then punched her dad, an off-duty police captain, in the face before being hauled off. The newest fad? Running onto the field mid-game. You can thank 17-year-old Steve Consalvi for that one, though the outcome of his little escapade may turn other people off from following suit.
Here's what happened:
It was the bottom of the eighth, and the home team was down by four to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals - an eventual 6-3 loss. All of a sudden, Consalvi hopped the fence in the outfield at Citizens Bank Park and began running around like a boy possessed, initially eluding the clutches of a few security guards. His fun wouldn't last much longer though.
Probably tired of chasing the little jerk around, a police officer decided to take it to a "whole notha level" and brought his Taser out.
DOWN GOES CONSALVI! DOWN GOES CONSALVI!
According to Philadelphia Police the officer in question was just following protocol, using his Taser to help arrest a fleeing suspect, but internal affairs is still investigating. Some critics say there was no danger of Consalvi actually getting away, so maybe an electric shock was a little much.
Do you know what the best part of this whole story is though?
ESPN reports that prior to running onto the field, Consalvi called his dad to ask permission to run onto the field. Wayne Consalvi says he told his son he didn't think it was a good idea, but he replied "This would be a once in a lifetime experience!" The elder Consalvi says his son wasn't drunk or on drugs and didn't pull this stunt as a result of a dare or a bet.
What do you think: should the officer have "tased" him? I think so - if you're going to run around on the field like an idiot, you should pay the price!