Drunk Ump Passes Out On Field, Tries To Fight Medics, Is Arrested

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A 49-year-old high school umpire, who witnesses say was "visibly under the influence," is in custody in an Illinois jail after he passed out on the field of a baseball game he was actively umpiring last Friday.

Once he woke up, Daryl Jacobson—such an umpire's name—apparently tried to fight the medics who were there assisting him. He now faces two charges each of aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer. According to one witness, he may have also been tased, twice, in the course of his arrest.

“I heard from my friends that the guy was resisting arrest and he said a few things he shouldn’t have said,” Stark County High School Student Noel Ellis tells us. “They tased him twice.”


Drunk, passed out, tased and arrested. It's like the Gordie Howe hat trick of high school baseball umpiring. The Daryl Jacobson cycle.

Umpire Arrested at High School Baseball Game for Assaulting Officer [WQAD]

h/t Todd B.