05/26/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Philadelphia, PA – The 21-year-old New Jersey man who was arrested at a Phillies game after he purposefully vomited on an off-duty police officer and his daughter pleaded guilty Tuesday, May 25, 2010, to charges including simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, as reported by The Washington Post.
Matthew Clemmens, of Cherry Hill, admitted to sticking his fingers down his throat and vomiting on Michael Vangleo and his 11-year-old daughter during an April 14 Phillies-Nationals game at Citizens Bank Park.
The incident came after his friend was kicked out of the park. According to court documents, the two obnoxious men began spilling beer, cursing and heckling the off-duty officer and his daughter as soon as they entered the stands.
Vangelo’s 15-year-old daughter asked the two to stop cursing and Vangelo complained to security that Clemmen’s friend was spitting, and some of it was hitting his little girl.
After Clemmen’s partner was escorted out, Clemmens was left alone sitting behind the Vangelos.
He then reportedly told someone on his cellphone, “I need to do what I need to do. I’m going to get sick.”
He then proceeded to force himself to vomit atop Vangelo, with some spewing onto his 11-year-old daughter.
And then, to make matters worse, he punched Vangelo several times in the head before other fans subdued him. Clemmens screamed profanities at the crowd as he was led out of the stadium.
In a plea deal, Clemmens pleaded guilty to the assault, disorderly conduct and harassment charges in order to be released from the reckless endangerment and corruption of minors.
The Vangelo’s were reportedly satisfied with the situation, and plan to attend Clemmens’ sentencing which is scheduled for July 30.
Clemmens, even though a 21-year-old adult, was accompanied by his parents during the trial.
Neither Clemmens nor his two parents had comments for reporters.
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