momlogic's Vivian: After you read this tale, you'll never again go to a ball game without a raincoat. And hat. And umbrella. See, an unruly Phillies fan saw fit to puke on an 11-year-old girl and her off-duty cop dad. Talk about a hot mess!
Matthew Clemmens, a 21-year-old from South Jersey, is one of those sports fans that you hate sitting next to. According to Philly.com, he spent his time at Wednesday night's Phillies game harassing off-duty Easton Police Capt. Michael Vangelo and his kids by slurring, swearing, spilling beer and spitting in their direction.
Vangelo said that Clemmens started trouble "the minute we sat down at the game" by swearing loudly until Vangelo's 15-year-old daughter asked him to stop.
Then the harassment resumed. "One guy (with Clemmens) started spitting," said Vangelo. "First it landed on the back of my daughter's chair. Then it landed on her hooded sweatshirt."
Vangelo reported the behavior to an usher, and security came to kick out Clemmens' spitting cohort. Then Clemmens loudly stated that he was going to be sick ... and "leaned over and put two fingers down his throat," said Vangelo. He scrambled to move his kids away, but Clemmens "leaned forward and started vomiting on us.
"It was the most vile, disgusting thing I've ever seen," said Vangelo, "and I've been a cop for 20 years."
Um ... EW!
The article used the phrase "otherworldly restraint" to describe Vangelo's upstanding behavior during the harassment and the nasty turn of events that followed.
I'm not sure I'd be able to use the same. What would you do if someone puked on your kid?