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Fan arrested at Trop for trying to hop Rays dugout

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[JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]

Christopher Sciesinski, 33, of Sarasota was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge Wednesday night after he tried to jump over the Rays dugout onto the field, said Sgt. Karl Lounge of the St. Petersburg Police. Security staff and police had received complaints about Sciesinski earlier in the game. Officer Patrick McGovern pulled out a Taser gun, Lounge said.

"The Taser itself was never discharged," Lounge said.

Later, Sciesinski's friend Robert Mansour, 37 of Sarasota, was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge. He started a fight with another fan, Lounge said.

Police said Sciesinski is a Red Sox fan.

When Sciesinski was apprehended on the top of the Rays dugout, the game stopped -- and both the Rays and Red Sox took notice.

"He got tattooed," Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said. "Holy God, that was a big dude, man. He had a lot of policemen all over him. …

"When you come to baseball games, it's something you’re supposed to enjoy. You don’t want to be acting stupid. You got kids around and things like that, so you want to make sure you behave."

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:39am]

    

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