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A man attacked another fan in the bathroom at AT&T Park Sunday night

Sep 11, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

ATT Park

Violence at the Giants-Dodgers game Sunday night:

Christopher Torii Smith, 26, was arrested in connection with the attack, which was reported at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at the ballpark where the Giants were playing a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.

He allegedly approached the 21-year-old victim on Sunday in a ballpark bathroom and began hitting him. The victim fell to the ground and Smith continued attacking him, Esparza said.

The injuries were minor, it seems, and no motive is known.

This Smith character sounds like a real winner too. He’s awaiting trial for killing two people last December when he got behind the wheel of his car while high.

(Thanks to Kent for the heads up)

  1. kevinleaptrot - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    I know here in America that you’re innocent until proven guilty, but why oh why was this clown on the loose, completely unsupervised? He’s already self identified as a sociopath, couldn’t California at least have him wear an ankle monitor and restrict him to his house and work until he goes to trial? This could have ended a whole lot worse.

    • skids003 - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      Hey man, you’re talking about Kalifornia. It’s not his fault, it’s Bush’s fault!!

      • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

        That ignorance you spout is your fault, Skids.

        But I’m sure you’ll blame me for not “getting the sarcasm.”

        Game on.

  2. jarathen - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    This is going to be devastating to those who claim no one ever killed anyone driving high. Sorry, people who argue in absolutes.

    • number42is1 - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

      only Siths deal in absolutes

      • stampofdisapproval - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM

        There are no absolutes in life…only in vodkas.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

      I know of no one who has seriously argued that driving while high has never hurt or killed anyone. What people argue — accurately — is that smoking pot is not, in and of itself, a potentially fatal endeavor.

      • heyblueyoustink - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

        Except for that whole cancer, emphysema, and prolonged use leading to psychosis angle.

        And Doritos, smoking pot is absolutely fatal when it comes to a bag of Doritos….especially cool ranch.

      • darthicarus - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

        New reports state the pot increases (nearly doubles) the risk of young males getting testicular cancer.

      • jarathen - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        I don’t think that rational people argue this. I’ve just heard it from idiots who think that inhaling smoke is as natural as inhaling air, and that nothing bad could ever happen.

        This is, of course, the opposite of “I was babysitting and then the baby drowned because OMG POT!”

      • ncphilliesguy - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

        Everything that we do is a potentially fatal endeavor. Some things have more intrinsic risk than others. I would argue that smoking pot is somewhere below Russian Roulette on the list, but somewhere above taking a vitamin.

      • southbaygiantsfan - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

        The study mentioned below was inconclusive it said the testicular cancer could have been caused by other things. Read news reports like that carefully and repeat them even more carefully.

        Pot does not have the chemicals in it that cigarettes do which cause the cancer.

    • jolink653 - Sep 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      Maybe the kid was a really bad driver to begin with and he killed two people because of that and the weed didn’t have anything to do with it? I dunno I’m reaching for something to defend it with lol

    • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      Getting high means a lot of things. Sniffing glue gets you high. Inhaling laughing gas gets you high. Shooting heroin gets you high.

      I wouldn’t be hanging my hat on that phrase, but it’s prerogative.

      In the meantime, drunk driving kills millions every year, and MLB doesn’t suspend athletes 50 games for drinking or driving while drunk. There’s a double standard, and I happen to think that’s the issue.

    • southbaygiantsfan - Sep 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      It only says high, not high on what

  3. mJankiewicz - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    “He allegedly approached the 21-year-old victim on Sunday in a ballpark bathroom and began hitting him. The victim fell to the ground…”

    Fell to the ground in a ballpark bathroom? Ewwwwwwwww.

    • Tim OShenko - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      My thoughts exactly. Really, at that point, the fight is over.

      • number42is1 - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

        But on the Flip side this is usually how every Superhero gets their initial powers.

  4. footballchic777 - Sep 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    It is awful when you pay such high prices for tickets, and you can’t even go to the diamond/stadium/arena wearing your teams apparel and feel safe! This is happening across the country, and across all sports, at every level. We are FANS…….NOT FANATICS, we should be able to SMACK TALK………WITHOUT SMACKING! GROW UP FANS…….and for those who don’t want to…..STAY HOME!

    • blabidibla - Sep 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      “no motive is known” For all anyone knows it had nothing to do with fandom. cold have been the victim accidentally peed on the other guys shoes.

  5. phillyphannn83 - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    the funny thing is all you people who ASSUMED he was high from smoking pot. Last I checked, they refer to you as “high” no matter what drug you’re on, be it pot, coke, crack, Meth, pcp, heroin, etc.

    Nice assumption people, way to show your intelligence level.

  6. APBA Guy - Sep 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    We’ve had parts of this debate before on HBT. Fact is CA had a very high incarceration rate, so high that the prison system : 1) costs more than the State’s total contribution to education and 2) violated several court orders on human rights and medical care. Further, despite a massive building program, the State’s prisons were operating at 185% of capacity as recently as 2010. The incarceration rate had increased from about 322 per 100,000 of population to 456 per 100,000 from the 20 year period of 1990 through 2010. About 18% of the prison population is in for drug offenses, including simple possession, costing the State over $ 1.5 Bn annually in incarceration fees. This of course, is in addition to those incarcerated in local jails and federal prisons.

    Now, about .005% are in the State prisons for vehicular manslaughter, the crime Smith is accused of. Now that he’s attacked somebody, he’s almost certain to be remanded to the local jail system where a bond amount will be set in due course.

    Bottom line, contrary to what morons in the echo chamber might believe, California puts a lot of people in jail-some might say too many. Like most States, vehicular manslaughter is not taken as seriously by the judicial system as is drug crime. Smith will do his time, eventually.

    • temporarilyexiled - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      Nothing like hearing informed commentary. Too bad you didn’t post this earlier. What stands out the most for me is the disparity between vehicular manslaughter and a drug crime. While many drug crimes are worthy of major punishment, many are not. You’d think that running someone over would draw more ire than simple possession.

  7. kacapaco - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Though no one wants this, it is not big deal. It happens 1000s times a day in all places.

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