Father, Daughter Get Lifetime Ban From Ballpark For Tearing Off Man’s Finger
The Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the nicest ballparks in baseball: PNC Park. Two of their fans, a father and his daughter, won't be able to see them play there anymore because they jacked up a security officer and tore off part of his finger on their first visit. If only the Pirates showed that much fight.
Rachel George, 21, and her father, Christopher George, 50, were banned from PNC Park by an Allegheny County judge after pleading to lesser assault charges and other misdemeanors. Rachel received 30 days house arrest and two years probation, while Christopher was given two years probation. The George's were additionally ordered to pay $28,000 restitution for the finger injury. The charges stemmed from a May 12 altercation at a Pirates game.
Quite frankly, this was their first visit to PNC Park. It didn't turn out well," defense attorney Phil DiLucente said.
Ya think, Phil? Well, according to police, a Pirates' security officer was escorting Rachel George, her father and Nick Miller, a friend of Rachel's, out of the park because they had caused a disturbance. Rachel jumped on the security officer's back, allowing Miller to run off. In the ensuing melee, the security officer was shoved against a fence and had part of his left middle finger torn off.
Cops tracked Miller down via a Facebook photo of him and Rachel at the game (thanks social media!). Ironically, he was already in prison on another charge. Miller was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct for his role in the behavior that caused the trio to get tossed from PNC in the first place, but he is still allowed to go see the Pirates!… Wait, maybe he got the worst punishment of all.