Damn. Just as I was getting over being pill-jockeyed into attending a sucktacious Hayden Laserium show back in ‘73.
City police arrested a 17-year-old boy from the Ladue area for allegedly pointing a green laser at the opposing team’s pitcher and at Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny in Busch Stadium during Monday night’s game.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Matheny saw a green flash on the mound where San Francisco Giants pitcher Shane Loux was winding up to pitch to Matt Holiday, officials said. The batter called a time out and umpire Marty Foster appeared to be looking around for a few moments. Holliday looked into the stands as well before Foster resumed play.
Matheny then saw the culprit laughing from a suite along the first base line, said Capt. Jerry Leyshock, who heads the police detail at the stadium. The Cardinals’ skipper made eye contact with the teen, pointed to him and mouthed the words, “I see you.” The teen then laughed, waved and pointed the laser above the manager’s head. An officer positioned inside the home dugout also saw the laser, Leyshock said.
Security workers converged on the suite. A Major League Baseball security representative, who also is a retired city police lieutenant, saw three teenage boys leave the suite and one reach into his sock and throw an object into a trash can, Leyshock said. Officers stopped the teens before they could leave the park; a laser pointer was recovered from the trash.
Posted: August 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM | 76 comment(s)
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