Sean Hagan, the 17-year-old Philly Catholic school student whose wild, spandex-enhanced antics during the 7th inning of the Phillies-Braves game at Citizens Bank Park on Monday got him a night in a juvenile detention facility was released yesterday into the custody of his extremely disappointed parents. The best part? Since a person is usually released with the same clothes they were wearing when arrested (not that I would know, of course), Hagen was still wearing his Red Man getup. And the look on the cops faces in the above screencap? Beyond priceless. I only wonder if the cops made him wear that thing in the holding cell all night. Awkward.
Comical video of the Red Man’s release from custody follows.
Here’s the short version:
And if you have the time, below is a longer report with additional commentary regarding their son’s deplorable (yet hilarious) behavior from the Hagans:
Awesome. That kid has a story to tell for the rest of his adult life, if his parents allow him to make it to adulthood.
Speaking of which, his parents had some mighty stern words for their son when interviewed by NBC Philadelphia:
“He has to pay for what he did wrong — that’s the bottom line,” said his mother Barbara Hagan.
“My son just learned a hard lesson,” said Gary Hagan. “He risked himself, the players, Philadelphia.”
“There are consequences for our actions at all times… we tell him that it’s wrong to go out there in that fashion,” said Mr. Hagan.
“He owes a lot of people a lot of apologies,” said Mrs. Hagan. “This is wrong, you don’t do it.”
Aw, come on, Mr. and Mrs. H., give the kid a break. It was just adolescent hijinks, nothing more, nothing less. He had to spend a night in the slammer dressed in a crimson-colored homage to the television character beloved by all Philly residents, that rapscallion Charlie Kelly.
But my guess is that the Hagans are going to bring the hammer down. Hard. I heard from someone who has study hall with one of Sean’s best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend that he heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl that Sean’s parents are grounding him for a week. Not only that, but they are also taking away not only his TurboGrafx-16 system but his Intellivison as well. That’s right. They even confiscated the controllers for his Intellevision that look like calculators. Harsh man. But he will always have the memories of the time he became a spandexed, sprinting superhero.
It was a good run.
“Red Man” Outta Jail, in Trouble With Mom & Dad [NBC Philadelphia]