April 16, 2010

Keepin' It Classy

In the City of Brotherly Chunder

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey man is facing charges after police say he intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl in the stands during a Phillies game.

Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Clemmens of Cherry Hill, N.J., was arraigned early Friday morning on charges stemming from an incident during Wednesday night’s Phillies-Nationals game.

Police say Clemmens began trying to make himself vomit on an off-duty police captain and his family after a companion was removed from the stadium for unruly behavior.

Easton police Capt. Michael Vangelo says he saw Clemmens put his fingers down his throat and throw up, hitting Vangelo and his 11-year-old daughter. Philadelphia police say Clemmens also punched Vangelo and vomited on an arresting officer.

Clemmens was in custody Friday morning on charges including assault and harassment. Bail was set at $12,000.

Niiiiiice. I was chatting with somebody last weekend who reported similar obnoxious Philly Phan behavior at the Nats' home opener. And isn't it always Iggles fans who get in trouble for throwing ice balls?

What is it with these people?

Yips! from Gary:
I think it gets worse when the teams are more successful.

Matthew Clemmens Fat Loser.jpg

Matthew Clemmons - Loser
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
- Dean Vernon Wormer

They don't know how to handle actually winning.

Posted by Robert at April 16, 2010 09:07 AM | TrackBack

A) The guy was from New Jersey. 'Nuff said. And 2) that supporting evidence is hearsay, counselor. Now begone before someone drops a chunderbucket on you.


Posted by: Mink Monica at April 16, 2010 09:23 AM

Oh, all right. Truth is, Philly people mostly suck. What's so sad is that it was once such an amazingly great city. It will always be (even now, puke and all) one of my favorite cities, in spite of Mayor Squidward, corruption, crushing poverty and crime, moronic taxation, and an astonishing talent for hitting bottom and digging more. At least we have Bassetts Ice cream. Mmmmm, 18% fat.....is there anything it can't do......

Posted by: Mink Monica at April 16, 2010 02:08 PM

Steve-O and I went to visit a friend in Philly once. He lived off campus near Temple. It was the only time I can remember being truly terrified of being in a city.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at April 16, 2010 02:25 PM

I've generally found Philly residents to be the rudest people in the country.

Posted by: rbj at April 16, 2010 02:47 PM

Poor Grace Kelly from East Falls would be turning in her grave, I reckon. But I have priceless memories of riding the Reading Railroad to Reading Terminal Market, and being fascinated by the pig's feet for sale. And the Philadelphia Orchestra Children's Concert Series at the Academy of Music. And the Pennsylvania Ballet, to which I still take my children every New Year's Eve. Independence Hall, Liberty Bell. Old St. Joseph's Church, where they had to put up gates to protect the hated Irish who came to worship. Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul. Daily Mass there was a boost, seeing so many men there in business attire at lunchtime. The Italian Market, and going to church near there to hear the homily delivered in Italian. The county's first suspended pool on the third floor of the Racquet Club, which also hosts one of the country's only "Court Tennis" courts. There is still so much that makes Philadelphia dear to me, but much of it has slipped into a bygone time.

Posted by: Mink Monica at April 16, 2010 05:50 PM

Robbo, if you were only terrified off campus a Temple your a braver man than I. Last time I worked in that area I went armed and was scared Sh@tless.

Posted by: RatBastidPhilsPhan at April 19, 2010 04:59 PM
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