Police Call Abusive Jets Fan’s Stun-gun Claim False
The Indianapolis Star via YellowBrix
January 26, 2010
Police arrested to New York Jets fans they said were belligerent and abusive while tailgating before Sunday’s play-off game.
Patrick Mallon, 26, Bricktown, N.J., and John P. Edmonson, 55, York, Maine, were each charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. Advertisement
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Speedway Police Officer Jeffrey McCleerey wrote in a report that the two men were throwing beer and yelling at people before the game started.
But contrary to claims Mallon made in the New York Post, he was never shocked with a stun gun, said Speedway Police Assistant Charles Upchurch.
“The Taser was deployed and it connected with his back but it was never activated,” Upchurch said. “You have to activate the charge for it to be a ‘tase,’ but the officers had the situation under control.”
The officer with the stun gun was a Whitestown police officer who was working with McCleerey.
McCleerey said he told the Jets fans to stop throwing beer at people but they ignore him “continued to yell and curse at me and other people in the lot.”
He said both men had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.