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Indy police take down a Jets fan: Boxed set video edition

Jan 26, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT


Earlier today we recounted the sad tale of Jets fan Patrick Mallon, who was tasered (allegedly) and hauled to jail (most certainly) by police outside of Lucas Oil Stadium prior to the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. We only had a still photo to show you then, but now a series of videos has surfaced, so let’s take a look and deconstruct this shameful/glorious (pick one) event.
First one above, then three more following the jump.


No. 2 in the sequence:

No. 3:

Before all of that happened:

Conclusions: There isn’t actually enough evidence here to lay the blame on either side, is there? We’re not sure what Mallon did or said to cause the cop to leap from his car. He sure looked angry, though. A little overreaction on your part perhaps, officer? I’d imagine they don’t have a lot of crowd control issues in a city where everyone’s in bed by 8:45.
Also, it sure doesn’t look like anyone was tasered, although some witnesses say that was the case. Hat tip to Gothamist for the videos. Mallon doesn’t plan to sue, according to Pro Football Talk.
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Video: Jets Fan Arrested, Tasered (Discreetly?) [Gothamist]
Tasered Jets fan won’t sue [Pro Football Talk]
Another Jets fan tasered, arrested; it’s open season, folks [Out of Bounds]

  1. Luke - Jan 27, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    Rick,
    The officer in this video is from the Speedway Police Department. They handle little events called the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and the Moto GP. These three events have more spectators than an entire season of Jets games. They are well prepared to handle crowds and they know what to do when someone acts up.

  2. justin - Jan 27, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    The officer in this video is on a power trip, if that fan was a black guy Al Sharpton would be marching in front of that police dept. That cop should be fired and sued for everything he owns. 99% of cops are good people. This cop thinks he is the judge and jury. He is there to PROTECT AND SERVE.

  3. JP Ryan - Jan 27, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Yes Speedway PD does work the 500, 400 and MotoGP… but let’s not give them TOO much credit here. Indianapolis Metro PD, Indiana State Police and just about any and ever law enforcement agency around works those races too.

  4. jim - Jan 29, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    If these officers knew what to do they would have done nothing. Look at the video on you tube taken 30 seconds before the incident entitled (peaceful jets/colts tailgate…) to see there was nothing going on. Several Colts tailgates were doing the IDENTICAL SAME THING only yards away, which was having a good time. I was there and it was all good. ANY cop will tell you not to intercede until a law is being broken or it is unsafe. Trust me it was peaceful until these two officers decided to make a problem.