Last Saturday’s Padres game turned tragic after a mother and her child fell to their deaths. Since then, new details have come to light about how the incident transpired.
At Petco Park last Saturday, a 40-year-old mother and her 2-year-old boy died after falling from a third-story upper concourse. Not much was initially known about the incident, but now a witness has stepped forward to recount what happened. NBC 7 spoke to the witness who allegedly saw everything. Asking to not be identified, she said the mother appeared happy and was laughing before the fall. Additionally, she’d had a close call mere seconds beforehand.
The mother presumably had been jumping on picnic table benches near the railings with her son in her arms. After falling once off the bench, she apparently began jumping on them again. “She lost her balance and fell off the bench,” the witness added. “I remarked to my son, ‘Oh my gosh she almost fell.'”
The witness continued the sad story. “About 30 seconds or a minute later, she jumped back up and did it again, facing the man as she jumped with the baby. I remember saying, ‘I can’t believe she’s doing that again,’ and then she was gone … From my vantage point, looking at her back, it was almost like she rolled over the railing. I told my son, ‘Oh my gosh she went over!'”
The witness somberly concludes, “There were no screams: It was just eerily quiet. Unfortunately, we heard the sound when they hit the ground.”
Though her testimony carries weight, the San Diego Police Department is still currently investigating the matter. The father of the child was also present and SDPD officers say they are speaking with him.
Oakland A’s Fan Catches Foul Ball with Fanny Pack
On a slightly sunnier note, you may think twice about what you bring to baseball games after hearing what happened a few weeks ago. A lucky Oakland A’s fan caught a foul ball, not with his glove, nor his bare hands, but a fanny pack.
The feat occurred when the Oakland A’s went against the Chicago White Sox a few weeks ago. The A’s own Josh Harrison hit a foul ball up into the second deck to a happy fan trying to make the catch. While it looks like he tried to grab it with his bare hands, it appears he missed and it landed in his fanny pack.
The Cut4 official Twitter posted the video, along with the cheeky caption “if you were on the fence about getting a fanny pack, here’s your sign.”
Say what you want, but at the end of the day, he’s looking stylish and sporting a brand new foul ball, so I’d say he came out a winner.