Woman arrested at Yankee Stadium

May 5, 2009 7:30:24 AM PDT
A White Plains woman allegedly kicked a police officer in the face after she was refused re-entry into Yankee Stadium following a rain delay. Police say 25-year-old Rozana Franco was charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration following the attack.

Franco was one of hundreds of fans who reportedly left the stadium during a rain delay after claiming Yankee employees told them the game had been rained out.

They were refused re-entry by Yankees officials, citing longstanding team policy.

Eyewitness News is told Franco became irate with stadium security, catching the attention of a nearby NYPD sergeant, who called over other officers to assist.

One of the officers handcuffed Franco with the intention of issuing her a summons for disorderly conduct. Handcuffed, she fell to the ground, spilling some of her belongs onto the pavement.

When one of the other officers leaned over to pick up the belongings, Franco allegedly kicked him in the face.

The officer was taken to the hospital, where doctors said he has a possible broken nose. Further tests are pending.

The officer, assigned to the Manhattan North Task Force, was part of a special contingent of extra officers brought in for the game.

Hundreds of fans reportedly left the stadium and were not permitted to re-enter. Many claimed they were told by stadium security the game would be canceled. It started at around 9:20 p.m.

A Yankee spokesman cited the team's no re-entry policy, and said no fans were allowed to return to the stadium.

The subject was the topic of discussion on sports talk radio Tuesday morning.


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