Steve Consalvi, a 17-year-old Phillies fan, decided to run around on the field in the 8th inning of last night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals and get himself tasered by a Philadelphia police officer. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he even called his dad to ask for permission.
“He said, ‘Dad, can I run on the field? I said, ‘I don’t think you should, son’,” his dad told the Inquirer.
He then said that his son replied with, “This would be a once in a lifetime experience!”
Of course, Steve didn’t know that this would be his once in a lifetime experience to get juiced with one too many jolts of electricity (because even one is too much, right?)
The question now has been whether or not the situation even warranted the use of a taser. This is the way I see it: This was a 17-year-old Philadelphia sports fan who ran around on the field without holding a battery or deadly snowball in his hand. Everyone knows these are Phillies fans’ weapons of choice. Basically, the kid was Cole Hamels’ new cutter, and the taser gun was any hitter with a bat in hand. The teen was grossly over-matched.