Oakland A’s Fan Being Tazed by Police – 8/4/2009

December 8, 2010

Here’s the rundown of the video: 1:05 – a belligerent fan gets tazed by Oakland Police. 1:25 – another fan accidentally gets pushed down the stairs in the background. 1:42 – a foul ball lands in the vicinity. In all fairness to the OPD: there’s a ramp-up that you don’t see on the tape. Even though the guy shows his ticket, I don’t think that’s his seat. He came over a little earlier, super drunk. He wasn’t angry really, just obnoxious – hollering and making a scene. He was downing all these little bottles of vodka, and started harassing the kids behind him. A’s security came to check him out when he started yelling profanities. When security told him to cool it, he got really belligerent. Started using racial epithets at the guards, etc. They told him to leave. He refused. They called in the cops. You see the rest of it. Whether or not the tazing was necessary/appropriate, people will certainly disagree. The one thing I can tell you for sure is that this guy had no intention of leaving calmly on his own.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Last at bat of twins and A’s alds game 3 in oakland. A’s sweep!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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