Fan invader tased as he runs onto baseball field

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By stefan armitage

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It was a bad night at the ballpark for one baseball fan on Tuesday night, after they were "shocked" by the response they got from a security guard.

During the game between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians, the Reds fan rushed the field at the Great American Ballpark. Check out the dramatic moment below:


After pulling off a rather impressive backflip during a break in play in the ninth inning, the fan attempted to flee a pursuing security guard - but, unfortunately for him, he didn't get far enough.

After eventually being tased and detained, the overzealous fan has been identified as 19-year-old William Hendon.

Footage of Hendon being taken down swiftly went viral on a number of social media platforms, including Reddit, where users were quick to share their thoughts on the matter. "Getting tased does not look fun," one person wrote.

GettyImages-2157210340.jpgThe fan pulled off an impressive backflip being being tased. Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty

"People are desperate for attention," another said. "I imagine social media was somehow involved, either having a buddy film it in hopes of posting it on YouTube or just hoping to brag on Facebook bout it later."

Others highlighted how, given the increase in threats made to players on social media, it was no surprise the security guard took a no-nonsense approach to Hendon running the field.

GettyImages-2157210426.jpgAfter the impressive backflip, the teenager was tased. Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty

Hendon later went on to appear in court for his actions -- even having the gall to wear his Reds jersey.

To make matters even worse for Hendon, Cincinnati fell 5-3 at home to the Guardians and dropped to 32-35 overall this season. Meanwhile, Cleveland improved to 43-22 on an electric night at the ballpark.

GettyImages-2157210307.jpgCredit: Andy Lyons / Getty

Not exactly results worth backflipping over... nevertheless, he's now a social media sensation.

Featured image credit: Andy Lyons / Getty

Fan invader tased as he runs onto baseball field

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

It was a bad night at the ballpark for one baseball fan on Tuesday night, after they were "shocked" by the response they got from a security guard.

During the game between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians, the Reds fan rushed the field at the Great American Ballpark. Check out the dramatic moment below:


After pulling off a rather impressive backflip during a break in play in the ninth inning, the fan attempted to flee a pursuing security guard - but, unfortunately for him, he didn't get far enough.

After eventually being tased and detained, the overzealous fan has been identified as 19-year-old William Hendon.

Footage of Hendon being taken down swiftly went viral on a number of social media platforms, including Reddit, where users were quick to share their thoughts on the matter. "Getting tased does not look fun," one person wrote.

GettyImages-2157210340.jpgThe fan pulled off an impressive backflip being being tased. Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty

"People are desperate for attention," another said. "I imagine social media was somehow involved, either having a buddy film it in hopes of posting it on YouTube or just hoping to brag on Facebook bout it later."

Others highlighted how, given the increase in threats made to players on social media, it was no surprise the security guard took a no-nonsense approach to Hendon running the field.

GettyImages-2157210426.jpgAfter the impressive backflip, the teenager was tased. Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty

Hendon later went on to appear in court for his actions -- even having the gall to wear his Reds jersey.

To make matters even worse for Hendon, Cincinnati fell 5-3 at home to the Guardians and dropped to 32-35 overall this season. Meanwhile, Cleveland improved to 43-22 on an electric night at the ballpark.

GettyImages-2157210307.jpgCredit: Andy Lyons / Getty

Not exactly results worth backflipping over... nevertheless, he's now a social media sensation.

Featured image credit: Andy Lyons / Getty