PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) Matthew Clemmens might have had a bad time at the Wednesday night Phillies game, but not nearly as bad a time as the 11-year-old he (allegedly) threw up on - intentionally. Allegedly.
Police say that the 21-year-old Clemmons shoved his fingers down his throat and vomited on the 11-year-old daughter of off-duty Easton Police Capt. Michael Vangelo, then allegedly slugged the cop in the head several times.
"It was the most vile, disgusting thing I've ever seen," Vangelo told the Philadelphia Daily News. "And I've been a cop for 20 years."
The display was apparently the climax to several innings' worth of vile behavior and harassment from Clemmens and his cohort, who was ejected from the stadium right before Clemmens regurgitated on the young girl, according to the Daily News.
The trouble started "the minute we sat down at the game," Vangelo said. He said Clemmens and his friend were seated in the row behind him and his family cursing loudly until Vangelo's 15-year-old daughter asked them to stop, according to the paper. That's when things really started to get ugly.
"One guy started spitting . . . first it landed on the back of my daughter's chair. Then it landed on her hooded sweatshirt," Vangelo recounted Thursday.
Vangelo reported the behavior to an usher who promptly kicked the spitter out. But the harassment didn't stop with him, says Vangelo, claiming he saw Clemmens stick his fingers down his throat and lean over his family. He says he tried to move his family out of harm's way but didn't quite move fast enough.
Philadelphia police say Clemmens also punched Vangelo and vomited on an arresting officer.
Clemmens is in custody on charges including assault and harassment. Bail is $12,000.