Steve Consalvi has been revealed as the 17-year-old tasered Phillies fan. You wonâ€™t believe what he did right before jumping onto the field.
Finally someone who acts like more of a jackass at a Phillies game than the Philly Phanatic! The video is priceless. The kid was running around like someone who just realized a praying mantis was in their hair; â€śget it off me!â€ť
Then suddenly he hits the outfield grass at Citizens Bank Park harder than a mishandled fly ball.
According to ABC News, Steve Consalvi placed a call to his father just prior to the incident. His father recounted the conversation as follows:
â€śHe said dad, can I run on the field?â€ť
“I said no, I don’t think you should; don’t think you should do it, son.”
Thanks to this story, fathers across the country will be able to answer this question in a different way:
â€śNo, son. Donâ€™t run on the field. If you do, you may find your back penetrated by metal skewers, delivering 50,000 volts into your body before you hit the ground. Oh, and you may boo-boo in your pants on the way down.â€ť
Of course any time a taser is used on someone who isnâ€™t wielding a pickaxe, or swinging a medieval mace people cry foul. So far, Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie Clark has defended the officerâ€™s use of the weapon. The District Attorneyâ€™s office appears to concur, but that hasnâ€™t stopped critics from raising the potential of a lawsuit.
Letâ€™s get your opinion on this one in the comments section. Was this an appropriate use of the taser? Or a misuse of force?
Check out the video of Steve Consalvi, tasered Phillies fan below.