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Shirtless Rays fan tossed out of Trop — for good

ST. PETERSBURG — The shirtless fan who was tackled by four security guards after running onto Tropicana Field during Saturday night's Rays game did it "on a dare," according to St. Petersburg police.

But 19-year-old Dillon Duggan didn't just get tossed out of the game; he was thrown out of Tropicana Field for good.

"He was trespassed permanently," said police spokesman Bill Proffitt. If Duggan were to return to the Trop and be recognized by police or security, he would be arrested on the spot.

Around 6:51 p.m. Saturday, Duggan he ran out into centerfield in the ninth inning of Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over Seattle. He evaded security for a few seconds but inevitably found himself beneath a pile of blue-shirted security guards.

Duggan was underage but appeared to be drinking, according to Proffitt, and "was excited by the fact that he might be on TV."

Duggan, of 10 Mimosa Drive, Sarasota, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication, trespassing and resisting a merchant.

Shirtless Rays fan tossed out of Trop — for good 05/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:17am]
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