It's Not Just Philly Fans: Man Tasered at Golf Tourney - NBC4 Washington

It's Not Just Philly Fans: Man Tasered at Golf Tourney

Florida man was heckling golfers as they tried to compete in The Players Championship Friday



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    St. Johns Sheriff's Deputies cuff and pick up Travis Parmelee, of Jacksonville who was tasered by the deputies after repeated requests for him to calm down while in the area behind the 11th hole at The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Friday, May 7, 2010. Parmelle had been allegedly yelling and heckling at fans and golfers. Parmelle was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence for the incident. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

    Phillies fans aren't the only sports lovers getting tasered for making a scene at a sporting event.

    Travis Parmelee, 36, of Jacksonville, Fla., was stunned by police after he wouldn't stop yelling at golfers during the second round of The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Friday.

    Parmelee was standing at the 11th hole and repeatedly yelling at players as they tried to swing, St. John's County Sherriff officials said.

    Police say they tried to get the man -- who was visibly drunk -- to calm down, but he just became more belligerent and combative.

    Parmelee was finally tasered when he resisted arrest. He has been charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest.

    This latest sports related Taser incident comes just four days after the tasering of a fan at a Phillies game.

    Steve Consalvi, 17, jumped the field during the eighth inning of Monday night's game between the Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. He ran around the outfield for about 30-seconds when a Philadelphia Police officer tasered him.

    The act set off a national discussion as to whether excessive force was used. The Phillies have since announced that they will no longer have Philadelphia Police apprehend field jumpers unless they become dangerous.