Police Taser Phillies Fan as He Rushes the Field

Philadelphia, PA- My FoxPhilly repots that A 17-year-old Phillies fan rushed Citizens Bank Park field Monday night as the Phillies were on the field playing against the St. Louis Cardinals who were up to bat. In response, Philadelphia Police used a Taser on the young man in front of the 40,000 crowd members.

Police are reviewing the case to see if it was an appropriate use of force.

"The teen, wearing a red Phillies National League Champions T-shirt and khaki shorts, was running around the outfield waving a white towel and eluding security. A uniformed officer pointed the Taser at him, fired and didn't miss, taking the boy down face-first, like the way Pete Rose used to slide," Fox 29's Steve Keeley reported.

The debacle was not live on television. However, fans did immediately upload the video to YouTube.

Philadelphia police Lt. Frank Vanore said the department's Internal Affairs Bureau will examine if the use of the Taser was "proper use of the equipment."

Also, Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie Clark told My Fox Philly that they will be talking to the police to determine whether it was appropriate to Taser the fan.

The teen, who has not been named publicly by police because of his age, is being charged with criminal trespassing and other offenses.

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