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KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Jessica McCoy spent close to five minutes pacing, waving and swimming in the outfield fountains, and it didn’t take long for all the cell phone recordings of it to hit the internet.
When asked what happened, she responded.
“I was drunk. What do you think happened?”
McCoy was released from police custody on Tuesday.
She’s facing three municipal charges in Kansas City, Missouri: Trespassing, resisting arrest and soliciting a police officer.
At one point, ball park security had McCoy under control, but then she slipped away.
“I don’t really remember it.”
The Royals say this has only happened a handful of times, fans jumping in the fountains here in the outfield. Right now, there are no plans to make a bigger fence, and the Royals hope this is just an isolated incident.
“There’s an impulse moment where somebody uses bad judgment and goes after a home run. In this case, somebody made a really bad choice and went in on purpose,” said Toby Cook.
All around the fountain, the signs are clear. No trespassing in the fountains, and if you do, you will be arrested and prosecuted.
Toby Cook, vice president of public affairs for the Royals, says the bigger issue here is that it’s dangerous to be in the fountains. There’s electrical currents for the lights, and large metal spikes that help shoot the water up.
“Worst case scenario is that we have a serious situation where somebody gets hurt then we’ve got people that have to get somebody out of there and they risk getting hurt.”
At this point, it doesn’t appear McCoy will be banned from attending future Royals home games.
Her next court appearances is set from September 25th