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Man punches cop, vomits on daughter at Phillies game

Matthew Clemmens, a 21-year-old from South Jersey, allegedly vomitted on the daughter of an off-duty cop at Wednesday's Phillies game, police said.

Man punches cop, vomits on daughter at Phillies game

Seriously, what’s wrong with this guy?
Matthew Clemmens, a 21-year-old from South Jersey, took boorish behavior at a sporting event to an all-time low at Wednesday’s Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, authorities said.
His alleged crime had nothing to do with snow balls or batteries.
Police said Clemmens intentionally vomited on the 11-year-old daughter of an off-duty Easton police captain, and then slugged the cop in the head several times.
The disgusting display followed several innings’ worth of slurred curses and spilled beer that Clemmens and another man directed at Michael Vangelo, his two daughters and one of their friends, said Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
“It reminds you of the type of behavior you used to hear about at the 700 level in Veterans Stadium,” Vanore said. “It won’t be tolerated.”
Clemmens’ vile harassment of Vangelo and his daughters was witnessed by another off-duty Easton cop who punched Clemmens after he doused the young girl in vomit, Vanore said.
His antics didn’t end there. When Philadelphia police tried to arrest Clemmens, “he fought with them for a little while. He apparently threw up on one of the officers, too,” Vanore added.
Clemmens, of Cherry Hill, N.J., was charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment, resisting arrest and related offenses.
 

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