Some Jerk Gets Arrested After Jumping Into Astros Bullpen During Game 2 Of World Series
At Game 2. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Game 2 of the World Series was not for the faint of heart. There were more twists and turns (and relievers) than we could keep count of.
One of the more bizarre moments happened during the 10th inning; if you were watching from home (or a bar), you may have noticed that the broadcast turned to some sort of…commotion happening in the Astros’ bullpen. It seemed that a large group of people (whose clothes indicated they worked security or in some other capacity for Dodger Stadium) were escorting someone away.
If you were wondering what that was all about, the answer was filmed and put up on Twitter. What happened was that some guy in a Dodgers jersey hopped over the railing that separates the right Field section and the opposing team’s bullpen:
The man didn’t get far until a group of Astros personnel and stadium employees descended on him. He was later escorted out of the stadium; Sal Ramirez, public information officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, told LAist that he was arrested and charged with battery on a police officer or security officer, as well as “field intrusion,” both of which are misdemeanors.
USA Today reports that the individual is 41-year-old Alan Dreyfus of Chandler, Arizona. Fans at the game told USA Today that Dreyfus had aimed taunts at an Astros fan—one Julio Torres—for much of the game. “It got to a point where things started to get hostile,” Torres said. “I told him I’m not here for that. I just went through Hurricane Harvey. I wasn’t here for that.” Law enforcement official told USA Today that a security guard in the bullpen called for Dreyfus to get ejected, which prompted him to hop the railing to go after after the guard.
"Security got there really quick, and it was like there were 30 of them," Houston Astros reliever Luke Gregerson told USA Today. "Oh, my God, other than that it was nothing. I think the guy was mad at the security guy or something. He wanted to fight him."