Caught On Cam Taser Arrest

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 2:09pm

Unruly fan forcibly removed from Pittsburgh Pirates game.

Police said they had to use batons and a Taser to subdue a rowdy fan at a Pittsburgh Pirates game on Saturday.

The incident happened during the sixth inning of the game as the Pirates took on the Colorado Rockies.

Scott Ashley, 41, appeared heavily intoxicated and was using excessive foul language and disrupting other fans' enjoyment of the game, said Brian Warecki, Director of Communications for the Pirates..

Warecki said after receiving complaints from fans, Ashley was asked by PNC Park staff to leave the game.

He refused and threatened the employee with foul and abusive language, according to Warecki.

At that point, pursuant to PNC Park procedure, Pittsburgh police on duty at the ballpark were asked to assist, and it became a police matter, Warecki said.

In a video posted on YouTube, Ashley can be seen being shot with a Taser.

Officers are shown striking Ashley several times with batons, too.

The video quickly went viral and had over 100,000 hits by Monday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, the officer who responded said:

"(The) actor then incited the crowd by getting louder with me, challenging me to remove him from his seat. I then informed the actor that he had no choice."

A woman who confronted police about Ashley's arrest was also arrested, according to the criminal complaint.

Ashley faces a number of charges, including harassment and resisting arrest.

He’s currently being held at the Allegheny County Jail.
 

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