Off-duty Easton Police Capt. Michael Vangelo insists that Clemmens stuck his fingers down his throat to accomplish the vile act and then slugged him in the head several times.
He says that Clemmens and his friend were swearing loudly from the start of the game — prompting his 15-year-old daughter to ask them to stop. That allegedly led to spitting by the men — hitting his daughter. Clemmens’ friend was escorted from the stadium after they complained. Vangelo says that Clemmens then said loudly that he was going to be sick and put his fingers down his throat — vomiting on the family.
He has been charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, harassment, resisting arrest and related offenses. That should guarantee a long hiatus from future Phillies games.
This would also be an excellent case for civil litigation — though he looks judgment proof in the mug shot. Nevertheless, this is as good a case of intentional infliction of emotional distress as well as battery that you could come up with.
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