A fan at the Oakland A’s versus Detroit Tigers game Saturday got into an altercation with police and was eventually shot with a stun gun.
The keyword here is “eventually.” It’s pretty surprising how long the police and the man physically resist each other until an officer subdues the out-of-control fan with a weapon like a Taser.
It’s unclear what started the confrontation, but spectator video records yelling of the crowd and shows a man in a tan shirt throwing his hands in the air in frustration. Moments later police push through people toward this man.
The officers turn him around and begin to handcuff him to boos from the crowd. A few seconds later, the man being arrested turns on the officers and begins to physically fight against them. At one point the man frees himself from one officer’s grasp and leaps at another.
As the situation escalated, someone can be heard saying “Taser him! Taser him!”
About a half a dozen police and security officers attempt to bring the man under control before a stun gun is used. After being shot with this electrifying device, the man is more compliant and handcuffed.
“That guy is going to jail for a long time,” someone said in the footage.
Another person added, “now we’re in Oakland folks.”
Watch the clip:
This isn’t the first time a fan as been shot with a stun gun at an A’s game. In 2009, an incident between a fan and police sparked debate about the use of such devices.
The A’s ended up winning Saturday’s second game in the series, bringing the Oakland team and Detroit to 1-1. Game three takes place Monday in Detroit.