A Rutgers Scarlet Knights fan was tased during yesterday’s 24-10 loss to the Louisville Cardinals, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Mark Vanderhoff. Paul S. Danner was tased by a police officer for preventing the officer from arresting his brother for fighting with somebody else in the stands.
Danner, who is from the state of New Jersey, wasn’t the only one pulling away the police officer from his brother, as Vanderhoff writes that “others” did the same. However, it was Danner who “held” the officer, thus allowing his brother to run away into the crowd where he apparently made a clean getaway.
Paul Danner was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and menacing. So not only did the Metuchen, New Jersey man travel south only to watch his, presumably, favorite team lose to the Louisville Cardinals without much of a fight on offense, but he was also arrested for preventing the arrest of his brother, who will almost certainly be arrested shortly. The police officer from the Louisville Metro Police was not able to identify his brother, but that definitely shouldn’t be difficult to do after tasing Paul Danner and putting him into custody by arresting him on three charges.