PHILADELPHIA (AP) The punishment might not generate quite the buzz that the crime did.
The tasered teenage Phillies fan who was stunned by a police officer after running onto the field during a game in May was placed on six months' probation on Thursday. 17-year-old Steven Consalvi of Gilbertsville, Pa. was also ordered by a family court judge to complete 80 hours of public service.
Consalvi jumped onto the field at the top of the eighth inning during a May 3 game between the Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. He ran around in circles in the outfield, waving a white towel and dodging two security officers.
A city police officer chased him for about 30 seconds before using a stun gun probe, causing the teen to stumble forward and slide face-first on the grass. Consalvi stayed down for about 30 seconds before standing up and walking off the field.
In case you don't remember, the incident was captured on video and went viral on the Internet.
Consalvi had been charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He and his family had previously apologized for the stunt, saying the teen had done it impulsively and had learned a valuable lesson.
If he stays out of trouble, Consalvi can have his record expunged in six months, according to the district attorney's office.
A few days after the tasing, the Phillies announced that team security guards would be responsible for apprehending those who rush onto the field, then handing them over to police.
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