World Series: Trop crowd less unruly for Game 2
It wasn't just the Rays who did better in Game 2. So did the public.
The St. Petersburg Police Department reported just 29 ejections from Tropicana Field for Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday. That's quite a drop from the 41 ejections for Game 1.
Police said they issued 10 notices to appear in court to ticket scalpers accused of violating the city's "clean zone" ordinance. And only one arrest was reported by police at the Trop.
Brian McDowell, 33, of New Jersey, was arrested Thursday night on a charge of trespassing at the stadium. Police say he was ejected from the Trop but refused to go out the exit door.
There were no arrests for selling counterfeit merchandise Thursday.
Police, however, were still busy at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill near the stadium.
Robert F. Loughry Jr., 20, was arrested Thursday night at Ferg's on charges of possession of alcohol under the age of 21 and resisting arrest without violence. Police say Loughry ran when they tried to arrest him on the possession of alcohol charge and had to be tackled.
Dana King, 29, of New Port Richey, was arrested Thursday night at Ferg's on a charge of disorderly intoxication. After being escorted out of the bar, according to a police report, King became "verbally abusive" with officers and refused their orders to leave the area.
Michael Mourino, 27, of St. Petersburg was arrested early this morning at Ferg's on a charge of disorderly intoxication, police say. Authorities say he was fighting and refused to leave the bar.
Jamal Thalji, Times Staff Writer