Three Strikes For Off-Duty Cop At Citi Field
A drunk, off-duty cop was thrown out of Citi Field in the middle of a May 16 Mets game and arrested when he refused to leave his illegally occupied seat.
Stadium security officers surrounded off-duty Police Officer Eduardo Cornejo, 30, after they realized he was settled into a much pricier seat than the one he paid for, police said.
“He was in a section he wasn’t supposed to be,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. “They asked him to leave. He wouldn’t.
“The unarmed police sergeant asked him to leave. He wouldn’t, and he was arrested as a result,” Kelly said.
Cornejo, who works in the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn, was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on a criminal trespassing charge and was released without bail.
Cornejo was suspended from his job pending the outcome of the case, police said. He will also have to undergo an internal NYPD investigation at the end of the case and could be fired, police said.