A crazed fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers was put in jail Tuesday night and could face up to three years behind bars if convicted of the felony he has been charged with. The man in question was charged with criminal trespass and obstructing officials business, both of which are misdemeanors, as well as burglary, which is a felony. The incident came during Tuesday night's game between the visiting Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
The man, West Virginia native Troy Sexton, was previously banned from Great American Ball Park due to an incident stemming from 2008. According to court documents obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer, Sexton's involvement in that 2008 incident caused so much commotion that it delayed the game. Sexton was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and disorderly contact. The resisting arrest charge was eventually dropped after Sexton agreed to plead guilty to the disorderly conduct charge. As a result, Sexton spent one night in jail and paid $341 in fines and court costs.
As of Wednesday, the 40-year-old was being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center with his bonds set at $40,000. Sexton is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday for a hearing involving the three charges stemming from Tuesday. The burglary charge carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
Apparently, Sexton is no stranger to odd and obsessive behavior. The man boasts numerous YouTube videos in which he professes his extremely strong loyalty to the Dodgers and adoration of former Dodgers pitcher Joe Beimel (now with the Seattle Mariners).
It goes without saying, but we can assume Great American Ball Park is a more pleasant place to be at now that Sexton is not around the venue.