NYPD Cop Arrested At New York Mets Game For Switching Seats
Have you ever moved from your original seat down to a better one or seen someone do so? If you’ve ever been to a sporting event it’s almost of certainty to have gone down right in front of your eyes.
That’s exactly what an off-duty NYPD cop did at recent New York Mets game but he ended up arrested for it after moving to a better seat at Citi Field then refusing to budge when security cried foul.
Officer Eduardo Cornejo had a legit ticket to the Mets-Cincinnati Reds game on Wednesday night, but ballpark management confronted him once they realized he was stretched out in a seat better than the one he had purchased.
“He was in a section he wasn’t supposed to be,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. “They asked him to leave. He wouldn’t. [A] supervisor asked him to leave. He wouldn’t. The uniformed police sergeant asked him to leave. He wouldn’t, and he was arrested as a result.”
The obstinate 30-year-old was arraigned on criminal trespass charges Thursday and released. He works within the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn and has been with the NYPD since 2005.