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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MLB: Lawyer: Tasered fan, family apologize to Phillies


By PATRICK WALTERS
Associated Press Writer

PHILADELPHIA A lawyer representing a teenager Tasered by police after running onto the field at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park says the teen and his family apologize to the Phillies and the community.

Attorney Steven O'Meara said in a statement Wednesday that 17-year-old Steven Consalvi "knows that he committed a foolish act and is truly sorry for his actions."

O'Meara says the family wants to apologize to the fans, the team, the Philadelphia Police Department and ballpark security workers.

He says the family hopes that people understand "teenagers do impulsive things."

At a game against the Cardinals on Monday, police used a stun gun to subdue Consalvi after he jumped onto the field and ran around in circles in the outfield.