(Video) Bad Idea Shameful Behaviors: Woman Steals Foul Ball Away From Little Girl

I have no idea when and where this occurred, but since the bottom scroll is showing the outcome of a Twins-Royals game, my guess it occurred last weekend. No matter when it happened, in all my years of either witnessing personally or seeing replays of deplorable actions committed by grown ups at sporting events on the internet, this one takes the cake. The little girl clearly has the ball in her possession…until the greedy broad snatches it right out of her grasp. And even if the girl didn’t have complete control of it? The wench should have relented and let the poor child have the ball anyway. That’s “Responsible & Dignified Fan Behavior 101″: you almost always give a caught ball to a nearby kid. No excuses. But no, this witch had to steal it away from a child so she could show it to her friends, who I hope were supremely embarrassed.

For shame. At least it was captured on video for all eternity so this evil woman can hopefully receive eternal scorn for her despicable actions. As citizens of Internetland, it should be our goal to figure out who this lady is so she can be properly identified and thoroughly shamed. Unbelievable.

[via BuzzFeed]

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  1. Eric

    June 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    What’s worse is it looks like a ball tossed by a player coming into the dugout

    • jeff

      June 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      It was being tossed by a player….intended for the little girl

  2. hawk

    June 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Wow, if this were any other place in life this B!tch could be charged with theft at the least. That little girl had the ball trapped between hands and her chest. If she had trapped the ball between her hands and chest and a stronger person like a male were to rip it away from her, he might be charged with assault. Possibly sexual assault.

    • maria

      July 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      thats disappointing imagine being that little girl! i hope that lady realizes what she did

  3. Andrew Tuttle

    June 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    This was durning a Dbacks vs. Houston, in Houston.
    I was watching this live and could not beleive it.

    Darron Sutton and Mark Grace, Dbacks announcers, caught it and gave the little girl a bunch of items include a ball from the Dbacks.

    Scum bag Astro Fan for sure

    • Lucinda

      June 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      This “lady” needs to be put on TV showing her steal. How rude! So glad the little girl got items from game, but she clearly caught that ball.

    • Frank

      June 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Just shows how wrong she was for stealing if the players felt a need to give the girl something. I’ll bet it was a lot better than a stolen baseball, what a dips$&t!

    • Ken

      June 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      I don’t know Darren Sutton, but Mark Grace is a class act, always has been, always will be. I’d love to get him home to Wrigley, that franchise could use a little Grace.

      Good job, Darren and Mark!

      • Ken

        June 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

        And I should say that it’s equally disgusting that other people were high fiving her, like she really did something. What idiots.

    • Dee

      July 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

      The Dbacks game involved two younger boys-the first boy dropped the ball, and when someonepicked it up and offered it up, they gave it to the wrong boy. When the kid realized it was for the other younger boy (who was crying), he gave the ball to the intended boy. the announcers brought the boys up to the booth. Very class act-this devil-woman could learn something from these boys.

      • Frank

        July 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

        To be fair, a park employee pointed out to the older boy that the ball wasn’t intended for him, but he’s still a more upstanding citizen than this b*tch. No one made him give the ball to the younger boy. I hope this woman gets barred from ever coming to that stadium again.

  4. Joe Cool

    June 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    This is very disturbing. The rudeness and selfishness of this woman is unbelievable.

    • JB

      June 11, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Typical American female behavior. ME ME ME!!!!

      • Excuuuuuuuuuuuse me. I consider myself a typical American female and I would n Guadalupe

        June 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

        Excuuuuuse me! I consider myself atypical American female and I would never, never do something so heartless.

      • Girl

        July 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

        Oh, dear… I hope she isn’t the typical American female. I don’t want to be associated with that type of behavior.

        I always thought that the “me, me, me” attitude was found more in the 13-24 year old age range, not the middle-aged woman. Perhaps she’s regressing into her second childhood? I don’t know… could someone please explain this one to me?

      • SA

        July 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

        Wow. Way to over-generalize an entire gender based on one persons actions. I’m a “typical American female” and I would never steal a ball from a child. That’s rude, and I’m offended that you though it was appropriate to make that assumption. Maybe the females you associate yourself with are rude, but we all aren’t.

        • bitch_hunter

          September 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

          You must be in a wealthy family, cause i didn’t know they have computers in the kitchen.

      • Brittany

        July 30, 2011 at 12:15 am

        Actually, she is a typical Hispanic female. She was speaking Spanish to her friends, and we speak ENGLISH in America, so I wouldn’t for a second say she’s a typical American female. She’s rude and selfish regardless.

  5. Donna Cherry

    June 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    If this woman has season tickets they should be revoked. PLEASE someone find the name of this woman and put it on the blog.

    • Lucinda

      June 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Yes, get her name out there. She needs to be roped in. So very rude and what a thing to teach a little girl.

  6. Jennifer

    June 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    WOW, how evil this old lady is, DISGUSTING behavior.

  7. Vernell Smith

    June 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Her village needs to throw her out…..I wonder if she has kids….Do they like Mommy Dearest.

  8. Joaneek

    June 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    What a nasty bitchy…………Hope you enjoys it after stealing from a child. What a witch….

  9. scott 1023

    June 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    What a C**T !!!!!!

  10. cv & dv

    June 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Wow. The grown ups around her thought she was SOOOO cool stealing it away from the little girl. I wonder how they feel now that her horrible behavior has made news? Their cheering her on was just as BAD!

    I hope she’s not a mother. Her children would disown her.

    • lynn mcauliffe

      June 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

      If she were a mother, she never would have done that.

      • Stephen

        July 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

        Why? It’s not her kid. Her kid is special.

  11. Frank

    June 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Unfortunatly I am not surprised. What a lowlife selfish piece of trash. I hope she is real proud of herself. I hope she loses the ball and knocks herself out looking for it.

  12. Joe Cool

    June 11, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I want to see the woman and the little girl on the Today Show with the woman giving the girl an apology and answering to Matt Laur how she could be so ugly and selfish to take a baseball away from a child when it was clearly in her hands and cradled in her chest.

    • oppie

      June 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      the lady should be discovered and put on front pages { for public humiliation, along with the high fiver. She should not be on the Today Show That would reward her and give the same foul ideas to other “trash.” The little girl should be discovered and family given season tickets and possibly an autographed team photo or other really cool gift. Most adults know how to act like adults. That lady didn’t have the same courtesy, as a chimp or snake.

  13. Dedicated Mom

    June 11, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Does this person realize she is caught on camera, if this is for real the woman must be an Yankee’s Fan…..explains the bad behavior

    • Laurie

      June 16, 2011 at 1:30 am

      Listen here, Dedicated Mom…Most Yankee fans don’t practice “bad behavior.” I was at the Stadium last week with a Red Sox fan, and she was treated very well by the Yankee fans. I also watched as all but one person who caught a foul ball gave it to the nearest child, so “Dedicated Mom,” before you speak, get your facts straight, because your ignorance is showing.

  14. Blessed

    June 11, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Is that a Kardashian reaping reward from someone else doing the work!!!

    • bnac

      June 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      I can’t stand it when people like you leave a comment that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic just so you can peddle your crap! Do you not understand that it just makes YOU look petty and jealous of which ever Kardashian you think stole your thunder? I don’t really watch or follow their lives but what little I have seen clearly shows that these girls are working 24-7 so quit you’re whining and sniveling, get off your high horse and get to WORK because you get back exactly what you put in.

  15. LindLand

    June 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What a selfish woman. Only thing worse than stealing is stealing from a child. Hope other Astro fans are totally disgusted too, identify her & plaster her name all over the internet!

    • Bob

      June 14, 2011 at 4:13 am

      Yes, yes we are. Disgusting.

  16. Jaysus

    June 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Im not a fan of social websites but i think there should be a page made up and awareness of this horrible act. This cannot be let go and forgotten about, it is unexcusable, she needs to be taught how to treat other humans with resect and hopefully others will see this and know how NOT to treat others like this.
    What an absolute horrible person.

    another source

  17. RC

    June 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    It is good that someone took care of the girl, but the woman should be shamed and not be allowed to get away with it. She should have to apologize to the girl and her friends that she embarrassed. One of her friends needs to anonymously turn her name in so she can be outed. That is just plain wrong. A game ball is supposed to be for a kid. Come on people, this is the internet. There are ways of finding out who this person is. Let’s find her or put pressure on her to be embarrassed enough to step forward and do the right thing…..

  18. Chris

    June 13, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Forget the lady. What really needs to be done is to find the little girl and give her a signed ball from the team or something similar!

    • Upstate Underdog

      June 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

      read the 3rd comment.

  19. Shame!

    June 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I guess on the bright side it is a good lesson for the little girl. That selfish, evil, greedy people live among us and would grab a ball away from a child. If that were my child I would want to punch that horrid woman for touching my child!

  20. Maria D.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    How low we have fallen as a society that an adult thinks this behavior is okay. I’m not surprised but it’s still disgusting!

  21. flubber2kool

    June 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    It’s not just that woman who should be shamed its the other people around her who gave her the high five as if ripping something out of a childs hands is worth celebrating.

    That is the most disgusting thing that I have ever seen. I hope that all those people are named and shamed and made to sit right at the back of the stadium as I think that would be a fitting punishment.

    The look on that poor girls face was awful.

    Glad that the announcers spotted that and made sure she got some goodies. It’s nice to know that there are some nice people around.

  22. Possession is 9/10ths of the ball

    June 16, 2011 at 5:08 am

    The woman had the ball first. Yes she dropped it, but it was clearly her ball.

    Anyway, it was just a ball from a Dbacks / Astros game……so it was worthless.

    Little girl should have been doing homework anyway.

    • motown707

      June 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      you are an idiot…is that why you posted? for attention? are you friends of the mean-spirited woman?

    • Bill

      June 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      You need a hobby. Maybe your mother could teach you to chase cars like she does. Or, you could howl at the moon like your dad down the street.

    • Karen L.

      June 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Shame on you, Possession! You deserve to be put on the same level as the woman who took away the ball from that little girl!

      • Caitlin

        July 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

        1. The ball was meant for the girl. 2. It’s summer genius, the girl wouldn’t have homework

        • nlw

          July 21, 2011 at 11:16 pm


    • stunned

      July 21, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      To Possession is 9/10ths,
      Maybe if you had finished your homework when you were in school, you would have used proper punctuation and formed complete sentences. Also, it is summer, no homework would be due. Finally, the ball was clearly intented for the little girl.

      • stunned

        July 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm


  23. Lily

    June 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I hope that woman realized what she did and never does something like this again! I was so disgusted not only to see her take that ball from that little girl BUT to high five the act with her friend.

    Well I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around. I think she’s heard she’s made the rounds on the internet.

  24. JoBoo

    June 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    This horrid lady needs to be publicly scrutinized for such a despicable act. We NEED TO FIND OUT WHO THIS WITCH IS ! ! ! ! ! !

    Put her on national television with the little girl to teach greedy, disgusting, selfish people like her a valuable lesson.

    Such actions are a total embarassment. I hope the little girl will not grow up to be like this.

  25. motown707

    June 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Anyone out there know this woman’s name? C’mon social networkers!! You can do it… someone out there has GOT to know her. Post her name so we, on behalf of the little girl, can demand an immediate apology. This woman is just a greedy……..!

  26. dani

    June 18, 2011 at 1:14 am

    her name is petra Lomas

  27. Imelda

    June 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    … and the little girl deserves free tickets… for the rest of the seaso- no, rest of her LIFE… and should be made Official Owner of the team and be made Queen of the World and let`s see now what else does she DESERVE all of a sudden.

    Jeez, you people… God help anyone who doesn`t mindlessly echo everyone else. You sound like dogs barking just because you hear other dogs barking.

  28. Maury

    June 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Someone should identify this witch and plaster her name all over the place. She deserves a serious beating. Her low-life friend/s aren’t much better it seems. They should of stepped in a beat her @ss themselves instead of high-fiving the witch. This devil must work for Bank of America, start looking there. They’re constantly ripping people off.

  29. Scott

    June 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I’ve looked at that video probably 15 times, just to see everything going on in the frame and maybe find some reason or excuse for this woman’s disgusting behavior. After watching 15 times, there is nothing that reveals any justification for this dispicable act of cruelty. A player tossed the ball to the little girl who was slightly juggling the catch, but she did have clear possession of the ball, when the woman jumped from her seat area, reached over and literally took the ball from the little girl’s grasp. Taking the ball was bad enough, but then to celebrate with her drunken friends just makes the whole event especially ugly. That woman needs her face slapped hard and her name needs to be found, so she can be publically humiliated worldwide! Please, someone who knows this woman, post her name so she can feel the fear and pressure she deserves for her actions. And thanks to Darren Sutton and Mark Grace for their kindness in seeing the girl got a ball and a few gifts. They are a class act, as opposed to the woman/thief who has no class whatsoever.

  30. Lanie

    July 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Her name is Petra M Lomas from the information i’ve gotton.

  31. Bobbie Shoemaker

    July 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    A man who helped find bin laden was identified by a photo of him wearing a yellow tie. The press wasted no time in telling the world everything about him, not caring it could put his and his family in danger. Why can’t they identify this Cruella De Vil so she can get a taste of the shame she made our entire country experience by her despicable act? Then again anyone who could do such a thing in the first place is no doubt incapable of of shame. Let’s not forget all her high fiving friends. Birds of a feather…

  32. Jay Jay

    July 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    My god, I KNOW THIS WOMAN! Its the mother of a girl I used to tap, her name is “Rikki Mangiamelli”, look up her up on facebook. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, not far at all for a Royals game.

    • Topper

      October 5, 2013 at 3:57 am

      Sure does look like her..Not saying it is though….

  33. jon smart

    July 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    What a gdmfct she is.

  34. Non American

    July 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    For once I’m so glad I’m not an American. WHAT A SHAME!!!

    • stunned

      July 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      This has nothing to do with her nationality! Because she is selfish, doesn’t mean all Americans are selfish.

  35. Joseph

    July 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    That’s at an Astros game in Minute Maid Park. What a beeyatch! That little girl should have tripped her.

  36. Ben

    July 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Once at a college volleyball game, they were throwing out those souvenir balls and they were throwing it to some kids around me and I somehow ended up with the ball, toughest part was deciding which kid to hand it to. The season before, I actually got to be the person throwing the ball into the stands so I didn’t care much for the ball, and plus I already had a few from previous games…

  37. Kelso

    July 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Seriously. Stupid bitch! I’m sure she has seen herself on video and knows she’s a dipshit.

  38. Krystal

    July 22, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Wow. Just WOW. This woman is obviously a selfish person, and I can only hope that she was drunk and didn’t realize what she was doing/had done. But, more than that, I hope that her friends–who she went and celebrated with right after stealing that ball–didn’t see what she’d just done. Because if they saw her take that ball from a child, and they didn’t say anything about it, they’re ALL just as bad as she is.

  39. James

    July 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    She is a teacher too?

    Wow, no wonder our country is screwed…and I agree with the guy who said it is a typical American woman…more and more are just like that, no idea why…but women under 70 in this country are horrible for the most part…and have too many tattos than brain cells.

    And I am an American male who has dated 30 American women and 1 foreign woman from Korea, the latter was my late fiancee who died from cancer…and she was an amazing person, June Cleaver with a touch of sexiness

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  42. John

    August 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Tipical American!

    • zac

      September 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      A typical American would have been too lazy to steal the ball.

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