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Drunken Tiger fan tasered, too

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bruhman, May 8, 2010.

  1. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    Just finished reading the thread on the Phillies fan being tasered, and it caused me to laugh out loud on several occasion. I know it's wrong to be so cavalier about something that can be deadly, but, it's pretty funny watching that kid drop like he was shot.

    Now, another tasering has occured during a sporting event. I suspect there'll be a wide difference of opinion on this as well.

    Fan Tasered, arrested at Players Championship
    Incident four days after teen subdued by stun gun at Phillies game
    The Associated Press
    updated 7:45 p.m. ET, Fri., May 7, 2010

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - A 36-year-old man attending the second round of The Players Championship was subdued by a Taser on Friday.

    Travis Parmelee, of Jacksonville, was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, said St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dave Messenger.

    Messenger said course marshals notified officers that Parmelee was yelling at players and being belligerent near the 11th hole. Officers responded and attempted to calm Parmelee down, but they said he became more combative.

    They tried to take Parmelee into custody, but he resisted and was Tasered once.

    “He was at the point where it was time for law enforcement to step in,” Messenger said. “Our goal is to escort people off the property, but it was clear he wasn’t going to go with us.”

    Parmelee pulled away as officers tried to put him into a golf cart, Messenger said, prompting one to touch him with a stun gun. Messenger said it was clear Parmelee had been drinking.

    “Most people really want to watch golf, and others came out here to drink,” Messenger said.

    The PGA Tour said in a statement that its position “has always been that anything that disrupts the competition or the enjoyment of our fans will be dealt with accordingly, as was the case today.”

    The arrest came four days after a Philadelphia Police officer used a stun gun on a teenager dashing through the outfield during a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park.

    It also followed an odd incident Thursday night at TPC Sawgrass.

    Course superintendent Tom Vlach found a car parked on the par-3 No. 8 shortly after dark. According to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office, Vlach found William John Rinaldi and Brianna Lynn Borelli inside the car with the engine running.

    Rinaldi refused to turn the motor off and get out of the car, so Vlach called 911. Officers responded and found no damage to the green. Vlach declined to press charges as long as the two were issued a trespass warning.

    “That was a strange one,” Messenger said.
  2. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member


    Unavailable for comment. Jackass.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    He's lucky he didn't get the shit kicked out him in St. John's County.
  4. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    You don't drive a car onto the course when there are perfectly good sand traps to canoodle in!
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I love the tasering of belligerent assholes, and I gotta be honest, I hope one of them dies from it. I do.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Wow. To wish death upon someone ... man I don't know what to say. I really don't.
  8. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    +1 on fantastic.

    And shouldn't it really be so simple as "don't start nothin', wont be nothin'"?

    If I understood the article correctly, nothing happened to this guy until he resisted. I would think, that at that point, all bets are off.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It just scares me that we want to give police more and more leeway. It's one sad cop who can't handle someone who is drunk at a golf course without using potentially lethal force. Before long, cops will think they can use a Taser on someone who is taking too long to get their wallet out of their pocket at a traffic stop.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    The title of this thread of odd. Other accounts of the tasering noted that it occurred about two hours after Tiger had finished his round and had left. The incident was not related to Woods at all.
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Wonder why they picked the eighth green? Why not go for the gold and bang your chick at No. 17?
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I'm shocked that this thread isn't about Steve Williams dealing with a heckler.
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