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A law enforcement officer chases down a fan that ran onto the field before the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, May 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) A law enforcement officer chases down a fan that ran onto the field before the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, May 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A law enforcement officer and stadium personnel check on fan that was chased down after running onto the field before the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) A law enforcement officer and stadium personnel check on fan that was chased down after running onto the field before the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are looking into further use of Taser guns after a police officer shocked a teenage fan who ran onto the field Monday night.

Steve Consalvi hopped a fence and scurried around the outfield, eluding two security officers late in the game against the St. Louis Cardinals. One officer used a Taser and the fan went down in a heap.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has concluded the officer acted within department guidelines, which allow officers to use Tasers to arrest fleeing suspects.

The teams says it's the first time a Taser has been used by police to apprehend a spectator who ran onto the field.

Consalvi will be charged with criminal trespass and related offenses.

The mother of the teenager has apologized for her son's actions.

Amy Ziegler told WTXF-TV that her son regretted running onto the field Monday night. She called it a stupid thing to do.

The teen's father, Wayne Consalvi, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his son called him from the ballpark to tell him about the stunt. Wayne Consalvi said he told him not to do it.

Steve Consalvi is a high school senior from the suburb of Boyertown.

 

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