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.