Giants fan facing felony charges after ugly arrest at Levi’s Stadium (vid)
A New York Giants fan is staring down two felony charges in the wake of an ugly incident during Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.
Patrick Flynn, 29, of Brighton, Mass., is currently being held on $40,000 bail in the Santa Clara County Jail in the wake of his arrest. Flynn faces felony charges of battery on a police officer causing injury and resisting arrest along with two additional misdemeanor charges.
Flynn’s two companions, Kyle Flynn and Lauren Alcatraz, were arrested on suspicion of one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice and public drunkenness and misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice, respectively, per an NBC Bay Area report.
The incident, which ended with seven officers using force to arrest Flynn, began with the suspects taunting Giants players during the fourth quarter of the team’s 31-21 loss. The three individuals reportedly were warned about their behavior earlier in the game.
Footage has surfaced of the moments leading up to and of the arrest, which was provided to NJ.com by Alex and Jakob Amster.
Alex Amster told NJ.com that officers warned Flynn but “he kept cussing so they tried throwing him out of the stadium. He resisted and stayed in his seat. They tried to carry him out, but he was fighting back and heckling and even tried to spit on the officer.”
A violent skirmish ensued and Flynn was tossed over the railing with an officer in tow.
“They started punching him and one officer had a bloody nose because of this,” Amster said. “(The fan) got up super bloody and was escorted through the tunnel by the (officers).”
An image from the arrest also appears to show an officer using a taser on Flynn.
This Getty Images photo appears to show the fan getting tased: https://t.co/N1fV8LOSbt pic.twitter.com/OrwC05Okzn
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Santa Clara police Capt. Wahid Kazem told NBC Bay Area that an officer was injured in the incident and was treated at the hospital.
“Their actions were determined to be in violation of the stadium’s code of conduct policy,” Kazem said of the arrests.
A 49ers spokesperson declined to comment on the incident, per NBC Bay Area.