Wow! This story has a little bit of everything: drugs, nudity, assaults, carjacking, brawling with cops, and finally, a tasering. And not just one tasering: Leonard Young, 21, who used to play for Fresno Pacific University, was zapped THREE times by an officer before he fell.
And why? According to police, Young went on his naked rampage after being dismissed from the FPU squad for “violating team standards.” (What a shock.) So, like most mature adults he responded to that news by stripping naked, ran through a parking lot, smashed up a couple of cars, assaulted not one, but two young ladies and then, when confronted by police, he attacked a cop AND his dog, then stole the guy’s car.
That’s a full day. Young awaits trial and the spring NBA draft.
You know, usually our BadJocks “Tasered by Cops” stories feature rather large, young male athletes (typically football or basketball players) who have had a little too much to drink. And the generally smaller–and smarter–officers responding to an incident do the smart thing and just zap their asses into submission. But not this time.
No, this time the crazed athlete was a middle-aged Ohio mother of two who was hugging and kissing other players on the golf course. Because of her erratic behavior, officers were called to talk to her, but instead of offering kisses, she told them bluntly, “(Screw) you. I am going to play through and no one will stop me,” while attempting a difficult shot out of a bunker.
When cops insisted she put the club down, she then acted in what they described as a threatening manner and even offered to “wrap a club around the neck” of an officer if not allowed to finish her round. Not a good move for a golfer, even if you’re Tiger Woods.
At that point, officers had heard enough and used a Taser to subdue and apprehend the wayward golfer, 48. No word on how many strokes under (or over par) she was a the time.
The officers, of course, did think it WAS their duty to removed someone misbehaving from the stadium and a struggle ensued. Keep in mind, the young man arrested in this case, Andrew Galbo, stands 6’4″ and weighs about 210 lbs. Not massive by football player standards, but on the large side–especially if he’d been drinking–by football fan standards. Not 100% sure what the stadium event staff saw to ask officers to remove Galbo, but whatever it was, was minor compared to brawling with the cops. According to police, Galbo grabbed and tackled an officer and spit in his face before being subdued. Once outside the stadium Galbo allegedly continued to refuse to cooperate, reportedly kneeing an officer three times before being subdued again.
At right, Galbo’s mug shot which shows that he was a little worse for wear after his engagement with officers. Below, a YouTube video that shows some of the action.
The first day of school at Corriher-Lipe Middle School (NC) was a “full day” for Jared John Gallagher, assistant football coach and full-time In-School-Suspension (ISS) assistant for the school. According to police, as he was leaving the football field he allegedly started choking a 7th grade player. Then the head coach stepped in to settle things down, and when he was unable to calm Gallagher by himself, he had a nearby parent step in and take over while he called police.
You would think officers arriving would settle things down, but no, not on this first day of school: Gallagher allegedly didn’t like the fact that the cop had sunglasses on and, at one point, “demanded the officer take off the glasses, according to the report, and clinched his fists.” Well, as you might guess, that didn’t go over so well with the cops so they tasered the assistant coach . . . three times. The first time it just made him angry and he pulled out the tongs. To top things off, a search of Gallagher’s car revealed 79 live rounds of ammunition and a 9 mm handgun.
You just can’t make this stuff up. Here are the basics:
Jermaine Lewis, a former wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, was spotted allegedly driving erratically early Monday morning by a 911 caller who followed his vehicle and watched it smash into several cars before pulling into the driveway at his home. When officers arrived at his house, they found Lewis’ car outside (minus its grill and a turn signal), and the former player inside, sitting on the couch with his shorts around his knees. He also appeared to be intoxicated and when officers tried to arrest him, Lewis resisted and was tasered. He now faces several traffic violations related to the arrest, including:
Failure of vehicle driver in accident to report property damage to nearest police.
Failure to stop after unattended property damage accident.
Failure to notify owner of unattended property of damage.
Michigan State’s head football coach, Mark Dantonio is a known as a tough, no nonsense guy who has had to deal with a number of off-field incidents in his short stint with the Spartans. One has to wonder if some of the stress of dealing with young men acting like children had something to do with his heart attack last season. Hopefully he has fully recovered because we have some new bad news for him: two of his players, including a projected starter in 2011, got into a scuffle in an Aspen, Colorado bar (don’t college students go to Florida for spring break any more?) and one, tight end Brian Linthicum, had to be Tasered by Cops. At an intoxicated 6’5″ and 250 lbs, do you blame the arresting officers, who did manage to catch up with the fleeing pair. Not a good sign for the Spartans when they play against speedier teams next season.
Max Bullough, 19, and Brian Linthicum, 23, were arrested shortly after midnight Thursday at the Regal Watering Hole. Workers there reported that Linthicum was assaulting another patron, Benjamin Nichols of London. Police said the two players ran away from officers when they arrived. When officers caught up with them, police said they had to use a stun gun to subdue Linthicum, who is 6-foot-5 and weighs 250 lbs. Bullough was charged with underage possession of alcohol and Linthicum was charged with assault in the third degree. Both were charged with eluding officers and later released.