Call it unnecessary roughness.
A trip out west to cheer on the New York Giants ended badly on Sunday for a Brighton man who allegedly fought officers’ attempts to boot him from Levi’s Stadium — where the San Francisco 49ers defeated his favorite team — and tumbled onto the field before being Tasered and booked.
An intoxicated Patrick W. Flynn, 29, had been warned earlier in the game to tone down his behavior and later resisted officers who tried to escort him from the venue, said Santa Clara police Captain Wahid Kazem.
Flynn was seated in the front row of Section 121 at field level, and he and an officer fell “over the railing and onto the field” during the altercation, Kazem said. Police then used a Taser on Flynn, “at which point his compliance was gained,” Kazem said.
The Brighton booster faces felony counts of battery on a police officer and resisting an officer, as well as two misdemeanor battery charges, records show.
Video of the incident posted to the New York Post website shows Flynn, clad in a Giants jersey, standing and making an obscene gesture as the rap anthem “California Love” blares over the stadium speakers.
He later struggles with approaching officers and falls over a railing onto the field, followed by one officer who lands on top of him. Several officers converge on Flynn and cuff him, and a woman can be heard repeatedly shouting “I’ll kill you” as he’s led away.
Flynn’s two companions at the game, Kyle M. Flynn, 26, of Arlington, Va., and Lauren Elise Alcarez, 30, of Quincy, were also arrested on misdemeanor charges of resisting officers. Kyle Flynn also was charged with public drunkenness, court records show.
Kazem said he was not certain of the relationship between the Flynns, but police believe they’re brothers.
None of the suspects could be reached for comment Tuesday.
Patrick Flynn was expected to make a court appearance as early as Tuesday, while Kyle Flynn and Alcarez were processed and released, officials said.
Kazem said arrests are not uncommon at Niners games.
“I would venture to say that there has not been a football game where we have not made some type of arrest, unfortunately,” he said.Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.