KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Her dance moves in Kauffman Stadium’s fountains made her an overnight sensation. Jessica McCoy’s antics went straight from the fountains to the Internet on Monday night.
McCoy spent close to five minutes pacing, waving and swimming in the outfield fountains.
It didn’t take long for all the cell phone recordings of it to hit the internet. It also wasn’t long after that she met her demise, FOX 4 caught up with McCoy as she left jail this morning.
FOX 4’s Brad Underwood: “What happened last night?”
McCoy: “I was drunk, what do you think happened?”
McCoy was released from police custody on Tuesday. She’s facing three municipal charges in Kansas City: trespassing, resisting arrest and soliciting a police officer.
At one point, ball park security had McCoy under control, but then she slipped away.
“I don’t really remember it,” McCoy said
The Royals said this has only happened a handful of times, fans jumping in the fountains in the outfield. Presently there are no plans to make a bigger fence and the Royals hope this is just an isolated incident.
“There’s an impulse moment where somebody uses bad judgment and goes after a home run ball. In this case somebody made a really bad choice and went in on purpose,” Toby Cook, Vice President of Community Affairs and Publicity, said.
All around the fountains, the signs are clear. NO trespassing in the fountains, and if you do, you will be arrested and prosecuted.
Cook said the bigger issue is that it’s dangerous to be in the fountains. There are electrical currents for the lights, and large metal spikes that help shoot the water up.
“Worst case scenario, we have a serious situation where somebody gets hurt, then we’ve got people that have to get somebody out of there and they risk getting hurt,” Cook said.
At this point it doesn’t appear McCoy will be banned from attending future Royals’ home games. Her next court appearance is set from September 25th.