Unruly Fan Goes Tumbling Down Arena Steps, Takes Two Police Officers With Him

 Adrian MatoUPDATED: 2019/01/31 3PM

Sports games can get rather rowdy, which is evident from an incident at a Miami Heat game on January 30th. 23-year-old Adrian Mato was at the Miami Heat v. Chicago Bulls game when he began to argue with the people around him. According to police reports, he was “behaving in an aggressive manner” when a Miami police officer attempted to calm him down and figure out why he was upset.

Mato did not calm down, and instead continued to act aggressively. The officer stated that Mato “had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage in his breath as well as he has a slurred speech as he yelled in Spanish.”

Another police officer showed up to escort the 23-year-old out of the stadium, which is when he started to swing his arms and become physically aggressive and resistant. That is when Mato and the officers began to roll down the rows of the arena. Mato was eventually carried out of the venue. The entire encounter was caught on video.

He has been charged with battery of a police officer, resisting with violence, disorderly intoxication and disorderly conduct. He is being held on a $11,000 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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