Friday, April 11, 2008

The Tampa Bay Devil Tase'

Last night, Rays RH Al Reyes got piefaced in a bar, flashdanced with the bouncers and ended up taking two called-strikes from John Law's cattle prod.

The Tampa Iraqi Police say Reyes was drunk, disruptive, picked a fight and spat blood on fellow patrons, before he met Officer Ready Kilowatt.

Here's how the zapping unfolded:

The bouncers tried to control Reyes, but the 6-foot-1, 240-pound right-hander kept pushing them away. A Tampa Police officer working extra duty at the bar stepped in and yelled, "Stop Police!," but Reyes "continued spitting blood and thrashing about," according to a police incident report.

Moments later, the officer warned Reyes he was going to Taser the pitcher, and he did, knocking him to the bar floor. Ignoring police commands to stay down, authorities said Reyes got up and was Tasered a second time.

Reyes refused to go to the hospital. He was treated at the scene. I assume this involved a change of underwear.

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