PEORIA, AZ (KNXV) — A pitcher for the San Diego Padres was kicked and tased after a Peoria homeowner found him trespassing in his home.
Peoria police report that on October 6 about 3:30 a.m., they were called to a home near 91st Avenue and Beardsley Road for a reported trespasser.
The homeowner reported to police that a man, later identified as 23-year-old Jacob James Nix, entered his home through a doggie door. The homeowner confronted Nix, kicking him one time in the face. Police say another man, 23-year-old Thomas Cosgrove, then reached through the doggie door to pull Nix out of the home.
As the two fled, the homeowner leaned out of the doggie door and deployed his Taser, striking Nix in the back, according to court records.
Police located and arrested the pair a few streets away.
According to MLB.com, Nix pitched in nine games for Padres in 2018 but was injured most of last season. Cosgrove was also drafted by the Padres in 2017, pitching in their minor league system.
Nix was assigned to the Peoria Javelinas, an Arizona Fall League team, earlier this month, according to his MLB player page.
The San Diego Padres released the following statement in regards to their arrests:
“We are aware of the alleged incident involving Jacob Nix last Sunday in Arizona. We take this matter seriously and have been in contact with the Commissioner’s office and local authorities. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we will not have any further comment at this time.”
Nix has been charged with criminal trespassing.
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